Architectural Silhouettes with Volumes of Emotion for Caroline Hú SS’23 | Words by Nafiseh Soolari

Dear Shaded Viewers,

What started as an expression of all the feelings in a love relationship, as the designer feels it, she expresses it— the willful ignorance of love to its tearing apart and ending peacefully. The period of inevitable sadness that follows it’s all described in a visual collection taking additional cues from the outside world’s literal periods of “suppression.” 

The combined effect is what we see in her latest collection, her signature smocking, creating Impressionist-like painting techniques on the fabric, and using the image of a crow symbolically as a print on different haute couture pieces.

In addition, it is this indescribable yet heavy sense of “suppression” that makes Hú; we are introduced to a solid architectural sense of volume in this collection, the smocking technique combined with fine mesh fabric to sculpt garments. White silk and cotton mille-feuille are layered to give volume and a three-dimensional effect by layering mille-feuille with hand-sewn pieces of black, gray, and pink fabrics on top of each layer. The result is a beautiful architectural masterpiece.

We also have the pleasure of seeing the collaboration with and the UGG world to create new avant-garde footwear pieces.



Nafiseh Soolari

Nafiseh Soolari is a creative consultant, writer and photographer— "I love translating the beauty I see in all the moments around me, people, places, things; and I aspire to share my vision: to create a single moment for me and you to connect and realize what this amazing world has to offer..."