It’s not readily apparent as to whether Haiping Xie’s Spring 2011 collection is excessive or if it’s missing something. Nealy every piece that came down the catwalk seemed to have either too much in the way of embellishments or seemed unfinished somehow. Take for example a blue/gold/ vest with red detailing and the sheer ballerina skirt, perhaps the piece with simply the skirt would have been enough. The top makes the entire piece seem disjointed. Xie’s collection is collection obviously Asian inspired with gold lame’, artistic asian prints, and gold sequins, but that doesn’t save this collection, and in some places work to its’ detriment.
This collection is a miss for the Spring 2011 season.