Aviva Jifei Xue FW23
Aviva Jifei Xue Fall Winter 23 collection showcases a color palette primarily composed of earthy tones such as brown, mocha, green, and grey. A notable feature of her work is the deconstruction and reconstruction of vintage 1950s kimonos into patchwork button shirts, offering a contemporary twist on timeless garments.
The collection also includes padded blazers, jackets, and vests made from Spun Silk with a Silk Cotton blend, displaying Aviva's focus on using high-quality fabrics and precise tailoring. Additionally, she incorporates two types of undyed wool, Mocha and Oatmeal color, which seamlessly blend with the collection's natural color scheme.
One cannot help but be drawn to Aviva's signature cocoon shape wide leg pants. These trousers, available in various fabric iterations, including a lustrous hand-dyed chocolate brown satin, un-dyed wool, and beige cotton twill, showcase her innovative approach to silhouettes. The oversized top gradually narrows down to the bottom, creating a distinctive, almost cartoonish look that is simultaneously bold and playful.
Aviva Jifei Xue x SHOE&SEWN “Brooklyn”
To complete the collection, Aviva collaborated with renowned Japanese shoemaker SHOE&SEWN to introduce the "Brooklyn," a six-eye derby. Limited to only 80 pairs, the Brooklyn is crafted using Dark Brown washed lamb leather and Black Buffalo leather. Aviva and SHOE&SEWN's partnership results in a shoe that effortlessly combines classic style with everyday comfort. Each pair is meticulously designed and sewn, with special insoles featuring both logo stamps, ensuring a truly unique and personalized touch.
A fresh new wave
Aviva Jifei Xue is a refreshing new talent, revolutionizing the artisanal fashion landscape with her meticulous handcrafted creations. By drawing inspiration from Chinese and Japanese cultures and using rare materials sourced from small fabric mills in Japan, Aviva's Fall Winter 23 collection transports us into a world where nature and artistry converge. With her masterful reinterpretation of vintage kimonos, the remarkable cocoon shape pants, and the collaboration with SHOE&SEWN, Aviva Jifei Xue showcases her distinct vision, one that blends artisanal tradition with contemporary fashion sensibilities.
About Aviva Jifei Xue
Aviva Jifei Xue, established in New York in 2020, is a craftsman brand deeply influenced by the rich cultural experiences of China and Japan. Founded by Aviva, a graduate of the Parsons Fashion Institute, the brand celebrates the intricate weaves and tactile charm of handmade and antique fabrics.
Aviva embarked on a journey of experimentation, exploring the fusion of fabrics with different textures and the repurposing of vintage materials. Due to the distinctiveness of each fabric used in her collections, they are often available only in limited quantities, adding to their exclusivity.
Not confined to a specific gender, Aviva Jifei Xue designs embrace a moderately loose fit, allowing wearers of all body types to feel comfortable and confident. Each garment and fabric piece holds its own unique touch and carries a captivating story.