Dear Shaded Viewers,

Aurora | Fall-Winter 2020 Collection

Angel Chen’s futuristic collection was inspired by the 1988 film AKIRA and a series of cyber punk scenes with characters yearning for the promise of a brighter future.

The virtual show consists of 37 looks taking the viewers on a journey in five cyber sci fi scenes created with the merging of fashion and technology in a virtual show.

The collection debuts a variety of styles: tailor-made trenches interpreted in different fabrics for both men and women, the brand’s first suit; a sign at some newly gained maturity, while including new versions of Chen’s signature pleated dresses. In testament to Angel’s long term dedication to sustainable fashion, she collaborated with long time partner Italian fabric craftsmen Bonotto to develop a jacquard made of 50 percent materials repurposed from recycled plastic bottles. This amplifies the collection’s sense of SciFi when used for windbreakers, skirts and more. The Swarovski upcycled crystals embellishing dresses and eco-friendly furs amplify the collection’s overarching theme.

Today’s conversation is very much driven by questions about what shows will look like “post crisis” and Angel’s approach offers a precise alternative. The mix of “in person” and “remote” with models, beauty teams and a stylist combined with digital teams working on beauty filters and virtual sets signals a relevant way to move forward while protecting creatives within the industry.





Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.