i-D Magazine

2015

Text by: EMILY MANNING

“ Ferreira’s equally bold looks were inspired by a different female tastemaker, Empress Dowager Cixi of nineteenth-century China. “She really opened up China to all the rest of the world,” David explained. “I tried to re-work some of the worst traditions from this critical era — like corsets and footbinding — to create the most extreme shapes of the collection.” Although his intricate boning and ruffling techniques were inspired by pre-internet globalization, the sheer volume and particular shade of egg yolk yellow also recalled Rihanna’s meme-worthy Met Gala dress. “