Chet Lo, the designer beloved by Doja Cat, Chloe Cherry and many more, made his runway debut this Spring/Summer 2023 season at London Fashion Week.
Titled “baai-san (拜神),” which means “to pray” in Cantonese, the collection was an exploration of the boisterous designer’s childhood memories. “This season I wanted the collection to be very focused on where I grew up and my cultural background, which my previous collections have always been, but this time I really wanted to pay attention to it. I grew up Buddhist and we went to the Temple every week,” he shared in the show notes, which further explains that the presentation was inspired by a Buddhist tale that takes place on the night of Buddha’s enlightenment.
The collection features Lo’s herringbone knits throughout, with the seal look reimagined with prints influenced by the lotus flower – a symbol of purity in Buddhist culture. These details are found on the lily-shaped hats, while a wide range of colors including blue, pink, purple and more are found throughout the range.
On his first runway, Lo also debuted his inaugural denim pieces, which are given a distressed effect using direct screen printing techniques. It also featured the designer teaming up with tech start-up Nothing, with the company’s Ear (stick) – set to launch later this year – making a surprise appearance on the catwalk.
Check out the full “baai-san” collection above.