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  • Inspired by the young Katharine Ross’s classic beauty, Tibet and movie Space Odyssey, Cynical Chéri Spring/Summer 2016 collection experiments natural texture and futuristic fantasy with fluid shape, linear silhouette, earthy tones and aboriginal pattern that delivers an experience of an ethereal and controlled chaos.

    Cynical Cheri’s signature prints, the psychedelic Aftermath and the hand sketchy Forgotten Lyric, transit the collection through multi-dimensional mood changes, as if wondering in the space between dream, future and after life. The totem patterned jacquard, pebbling cotton gauze and winding eyelet paint an idyllic pastime story. Faded postcard colors in soft crepe, tencel denim in tinted wash and cocoa and ink blue ultra suede, sent in utilitarian jumpsuits, buttoned down sheath, cropped shell and drawstring rompers, inject youth with modern sensibility. Sportive details deliver both playfulness and sophistication, in glossy leather bomber jacket and slit skirt, sheer dobby shirtdress and pleated skirt. Deconstructing angular shapes with airy volume and feather-like weight, the collection delivers femininity and sleekness with effortless elegance.

    Founded in Taipei, Taiwan, debuted in New York in 2013, Cynical Cheri is a collaborative line built by 20 members from fashion incubator PRAXES. Supported by W Hotels, Samsung and Mitsukoshi Shin-Kong, PRAXES cultivates young talents in fashion design, marketing and management with a panel of mentor from leading industry professionals around the world, including CFDA designer and major retail executives.