Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Erika Ryuu

The Classic of Mountains and Seas

Mens streetwear meets Chinese mythology in Erika Ryuu’s ‘The Classic of Mountains and Seas’. Based on a book of the same title, the highly visual text covers everything from ancient Chinese geographic records, mythology, witchery and folk customs-themes Erika has interwoven into her collection through her choice of colour, fabric, embroidery, print and silhouette. Translucent organza features along-side denim, faux fur, faux leather and suiting, with unconventional silhouettes in a colour palette inspired by landscapes. With her collection Erika strives to push the boundaries of traditional streetwear.