Calvin Luo founded his men’s and womenswear label in 2014. After studying at Parsons, the designer launched his first collection in New York City after being the youngest to be invited by IMG to show at New York Fashion Week.
The predominantly unisex collection transfers feminine elements into menswear. Calvin Luo has been featured in numerous fashion publications including Vogue Italia, Vogue China, Harper’s Bazaar China, GQ China, Elle China, WWD and more.
Focusing on 1950s rebel subculture, where anti conformism is fueled with feminism and allure, Luo mixes Edwardian dandy with American rock’n roll, his woman wears heirloom jewelry disobediently, dresses in fur (faux) and satin effortlessly and without a care.
Calvin Luo looked at American abstract artist Brice Marden when developing his textures and colors. Marden’s experience of moving beyond original minimalism to abstract drove Luo to mix classism and innovation balancing royal blue and deep red cashmeres with soft grey and yellow silk and stitched jacquards.
The Whitney Museum, designed by architect Renzo Piano, offers a minimalistic set for Luo’s warm collection. The glass space, fully dressed in warm burgundy, draws parallels with Marden’s monochrome paintings, featured in the museum’s permanent collection.