17 October 2018
Chinese designer Anna Yang’s Annakiki’s collection popped with youthful energy.The young designer founded her brand in 2012 and was showing in Milan for the fourth time, drawing a dedicated crowd to the temporary exhibition space La Permanente.
Yang has her finger on the youth pulse. Her looks were fun with a hint of rebellion. In her notes, she said her style was the result of a “fashion glitch” giving way to innovation.An off-shoulder pink dress with a shiny finish suggests party. She employed blurred prints with her name to great effect, including a shirt-brief combo in black and white enhanced by a big green ruffle, which could have been a skirt but instead was worn across the shoulders. A pink anorak appeared to be covered with candy dots.
Yang plays with luxury, employing PVC as a liquidy textile on puffy-sleeved blousons worn with pleated skirts. And she has tapped into the younger generation’s love of streetwear, with athletic trousers worn with a cropped jacket, or knit briefs and bra top under a silvery overcoat.The color palette of bright pinks and greens, contrasting with black and neutrals, including denim, but never plain, decorated with beads.