While I've just ordered the latest Shu collection, I still wanted to quickly recap their spring 2015 collection called Metallic Bouquet, which was "inspired by hanabi, a festival of fireworks that vividly decorates Tokyo nights". You can read more about hanabi here.
I really liked the promos for the collection - there was definitely a firework design but also a floral element and a metallic texture for most of the products (hence the Metallic Bouquet title).
(images from chicprofile.com)
I picked up one of the eye shadows, which I have to say looked better in the stock photos than it did in real life. The fireworks design wasn't as defined. Hmph. I also would have liked to see a collectible palette with a fireworks pattern.
I liked that Shu tried to tie in their spring collection to an age-old Japanese tradition, but what really motivated me to purchase this for the museum was that I had just discovered the work of photographer Sarah Illenberger. Her 2014 series Flowerworks involved arranging and photographing flowers to look like fireworks.
(images from sarahillenberger.com)
I don't really have anything else to say. I just thought it was cool that both this artist and Shu had the same idea of intertwining flowers and fireworks. I do think that Illenberger's work executed the idea better. ;)