Stirring whispering sound,
Invisible puff of smell,
Bygone affections are like old time ghosts,
It is mysterious yet intimate,
It seems far but never really leaves,
It is always there, lingeringly…
APUJAN presents Autumn/Winter 2016 collection “Lingeringly” with a further exploration in the emotion of time, places, people and the fragility of memories.
The collection adopts unique techniques through combining different knits and pattern as well as woven jacquard to illustrate the theme of “Lingeringly”. A perfectly composed pattern of roses, hourglasses, and clocks cleverly suggest the central theme on the passage of time, and the beauty of all things in its wake.
A total of 36 outfits comprise of coats, cardigans, sweaters, gowns, scarves, hats, and low-cut booties to complete the full look. The brand’s iconic oriental silhouette brings back elegant Mandarin collars; off-shoulder and softly pleated knit dresses create a sense of grace, movement and comfort. Cable patterns, rib knits and fully fashioned garments constructed with knitting machines offer a range of textures and weights in cotton, merino wool, cashmere, and silk. Long scarves and knitted hats are styled casually to suggest perhaps a passing motion!
APUJAN continues to create a magical tableau of unlikely objects with long-term collaborator and print designer, Ying Wu. An imaginary web of cabbage roses, hourglasses, and pocket watches are interwoven in jacquard, and presented on digital prints.
Royal College of Art graduate footwear designer Rachel Jui Chi Chang has also been working with APUJAN to produce a collection of bespoke craft boots to accompany the new collection.
Music team “Project APJ” led by DJ QuestionMark, a key music collaborator which produced and performs the runway music live for APUJAN since 2014. This season the team also takes its inspiration from the main theme “Lingeringly”
TONI&GUY is the official hair sponsor for APUJAN this seaon. Award winning hair stylist, Indira Schauwecker has created a braided hairstyle inspired by knitting techniques, which blend seamlessly with the clothes to give the sense of looks being whole from head to body.
Renowned as the knitwear specialist as well as the expert in fabric development, APUJAN is keen to continue to explore into applying multiple knitting techniques and fabric treatment in future collection. The seemingly limitless combination of different yarns, weaves and fabrics play an integral part to the building a creative collection.