Mark Gong's Spring/Summer 2020 Campaign

Mark Gong's Spring/Summer 2020 Campaign

Mark Gong's Spring/Summer 2020 Campaign

The nature-driven designer revolves his latest collection around the concept of "Camping."

The nature-driven designer revolves his latest collection around the concept of "Camping."

Text: Michaela Zee

As the youngest designer in New York Fashion Week history, Mark Gong has captivated audiences with his elemental designs inspired by Mother Earth. Incorporating both his global travels and encounters with nature into sensory-provoking ensembles, Gong continues to prove that he is a force to be reckoned with in fashion. 

"As humans we tend to worship the beauty of Mother Nature, which is why it can be found in any medium of artwork - paintings, sculpture, or well-designed garments. The natural world has always inspired us to create beautiful things but as times gone by, people forgot that our planet only has limited resources," Mark Gong told V. "As of now - people are starting to pause a bit and consider other options, so we can continue to create beautiful things without harming the environment as much as we have thus far."

For MARKGONG's Spring/Summer 2020 collection, Gong unveiled a tapestry of couture-like ensembles reminiscent of camping. The collection embodies Gong’s immersive experiences with the environment at Midland school in Los Olivos, California, featuring a mélange of handcrafted feathers, woven fabrics, and beaded droplets. 

View the MARKGONG SS20 collection below:

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