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Graduates @ Xu Zhi Milan

The graduate team arrived bright and early at the prestigious Armani Thetro for the Xu Zhi Autumn Winter 2017 Collection.

Xu Zhi is a luxury London based Chinese label with a contemporary attitude to both aesthetic and craftsmanship. Founded in 2014, the approach from the start has been focused on simplicity through intricacy – projecting an unmistakable level of quality for both the trained and untrained eye.

This season took much of its inspiration from the conceptual art piece ‘The Visitors’ by Ragnar Kjartansson which shows a great contrast of vulnerability versus strength.

Emotions, as it proves, can be translated into all media, and although they may appear to be falling apart, they are in fact held strongly together. Like ‘The Visitors’, Xu Zhi AW 17 Collection is a play on the idea of individuals being physically apart but symbolically together-and the truth that as people we can be connected, whilst still being alone.

Loose fitting wool and chiffon are teamed alongside intelligently deconstructed tailoring and lengths of raw denim, all creating a relaxed, subtly feminine silhouette.

A palette of camel, dark brown, black and navy-with a selection of jewel toned accents as well as pops of vibrant yellow, green and blue were ready to hit the runway

Again the focus for the graduates was on skin and special attention was paid to making sure it was prepped and flawless

The aofm graduate team executed a effortlessly beautiful look, glowing dewy skin with a strong brushed up brow and nude lip, this complemented Xi Zhi collection perfectly.

Once all 24 models were ready in makeup and hair it was time to get dressed and hit the catwalk.

Xu Zhi was delighted to have been invited to show this season as part of the official schedule in Milan at the Armani Thetro and the AOFM pro team was honoured to be a part of this beautiful show.

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