Inside The PH5 FW18 “Fashion Matriarchy” Presentation

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The F/W18 collection highlights the matriarchal system. PH5 was conceptualized to support and connect women across the globe. A marriage of art and science, PH5finds the importance of balance in feminine androgyny with designs created in high tech textiles.

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Artistically inspired by Natalie du Pasquier and Barbara Radice, who brought forth the art deco movement of The Memphis Group, the F/W18 designs play with asymmetry, architectural shapes, and Post-modern expressive color. Leading into a collaboration with Girls Who Code, half of the models cast this season are real women, including two young women from the GWC program.

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Others include Nowell Boardman, pediatric NICU nurse at Georgetown Hospital, Kahlana Barfield-Brown, of InStyle Magazine, sculptor Dina Satti, the Metropolitan Museum’s own social media master — Kimberly Drew and De’Ara Balenger of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

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Established in New York in 2014, PH5 an advanced contemporary women’s knitwear brand founded by Wei Lin, the daughter of a large knitwear manufacturer, and created by a Parsons-trained, Kering award-winning designer, Mijia Zhang.

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The label challenges the conventional vision of knitwear by marrying whimsical designs with architectural dimensions of knitting techniques using master engineers and computer programmers to bring these designs to life.

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