ALL COMES FROM NOTHING kicked off the last day of fashion week with a vibrant fashion-forward collection that was wearable, youthful, and definitely “came from something.”
In 2016 designer Eva Xu visited Neue Galerie New York to view “Woman in Gold” (Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I). Gustav Klimt’s bold golden tone emulating modern beauty, the Art- Deco style dress and kaleidoscopic prints amazed her. Xu was struck by the Greek gods who under Gustav’s brush, who not only looked like, but also behaved as modern gents and ladies, full of emotion. This was especially striking to the designer when viewing Klimt’s masterpiece Love and Embrace. ALL COMES FROM NOTHING’s FW18 collection named LOVE IS THE ONLY GOLD as a tribute to Klimt.
Eva Xu graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a MFA degree. She soon moved to New York working for Michael Kors and later Ralph Lauren for 5 years. In 2014, Xu founded ALL COMES FROM NOTHING out of a desire to create a more personal women’s wear line for creative lifestyles. ACFN was selected from 6000 brands in Capsule and named Art World Uniform. In September 2016, ALL COMES FROM NOTHING premiered its first runway show with the SS17 collection on the Intrepid, Museum of Air and Sea. In 2017, Xu was selected by NYCEDC and FIT as one of the 25 design entrepreneurs that received mentorship from presidents and CEOs of G-3 group and LVMH. Inspired by the Chinese philosophy of simplicity and Minimalism art, ACFN combines the softness and draping found in natural fabrics with geometric shapes, creating versatile and unique looks. Each ACFN piece yields to the essence of the individual, allowing their inner identity to shine. ALL COMES FROM NOTHING brand is sold internationally in department stores and boutiques.
You can check out her collection below: