Dreams are never merely dreams, but rather the genesis of miracles, the starting point of big leaps and the impetus of creation. “I believe” is the flying track of dreams. When inspiration flashes upon the mind like a shooting star across the sky, when the fervor of dreams goes full steam ahead in the heart, when the glimmer of hope flickers in the shadowy darkness. I believe will serve as a beacon in night sailing, guiding the vague foresight towards a real encounter.
In her latest 2016-17 Fall/Winter collection, Guo Pei takes encounter as her design motif, with her designing in the spirit of couture, Guo Pei expresses anew her faith in dreams, her musing about karma and her perception of the time. Foresight leads to encounter, dream appears before it comes true. The 29 pieces of works in this collection, generated from Guo Pei’s unique perspective and design ideas, represents to the world the designer’s ponders about reality and future.
Special material and fabrics is a highlight in the design of the whole collection. The fabrics with a sense of technology and slightly surreal taste combined with classical exquisite manual craft, creating a full wonderland of dreaminess. The exquisite handcraft remains an indispensible focus in Guo Pei’s design. This collection depicts the mythical creature dragon in ancient Chinese fables with magnificent gold thread embroidery. This is the second time that Guo Pei uses dragon as the leading element throughout the whole design series. However, unlike her 2012 The legend of dragon collection, the dragon pattern used to symbolize the emperor and royal power in ancient Chinese culture now represents itself in the design of the newly released collection with a much more low-profile and aestheticism stance.