The New Label Building Its Business on Cooperative Conflict—For Hung La and Léa Dickely, the fashion designers and married couple behind London-based label Kwaidan Editions, watching cult films inspired both true love and professional success. In their first collection, there’s a midi-length floral-print dress made from viscose, a fabric more commonly used as a shell when lining a garment’s interior. The material’s delicate and unassuming nature is acknowledged in its construction, with binding seams made visible in decisive strokes of black satin, and raw edges left exposed. The dress’s pattern was hand-painted by Dickely, and inspired by the kitschy-cozy 1970s décor of her grandparents’ house in France.
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