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Sandy Liang’s cool-girl aesthetic received a mature update for fall 2024, with the collection offering a variety of office-appropriate styles that still embodied the designer’s core design codes.
Liang explained that the collection was divided into three sections, starting with styles inspired by “Upper East Side corporate” style, such as suit jackets and matching pencil skirts, then moving towards casual styles such as knit turtlenecks and long skirts. silk, ending with Liang’s version of “The New Princess,” which she was inspired to create based on Princess Mako of Japan and the late Princess Diana.
“I remember feeling very inspired when I saw Princess Diana’s wedding dress when I was in London a few years ago at an exhibition,” Liang said during a preview. “It was great: no one gets married like that anymore. Obviously she was from a time, but she was such a princess and it was really radical for me to see this other type of princess.”
For the princess-inspired pieces, Liang stuck to her ultra-feminine design codes for looks that included silk jacket dresses, Marie Antoinette-inspired pouf skirts, and romantic dresses with bow and rosette details that were modern and effortless.
Liang’s corporate look showcased her ability to bring her cool-girl aesthetic to other types of dressing through her take on office wear with blazer dresses, tweed ensembles, relaxed suits with bow details, and updated dress shirts.
Liang also offered new versions of his popular accessories. Her classic ballet flats were used for her first boots and she presented her first collection of leather bags.
The season marks the brand’s 10th anniversary. Liang humbly acknowledged the milestone and marveled at how his following has evolved over the decade.
“Ten years is a long time, but a big part of me still feels like I’m constantly learning,” he said. “I’ve never been that person like my three-year goal, my five-year goal or whatever. I just take it day by day. I’m really happy that people have started to come around like ‘this is a Sandy girl’ or ‘that’s not a Sandy girl.’ “It’s really cool for me to have developed this language in some way.”
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