ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: Xander Zhou’s Latest Collection Tosses An Invite To Extricate From The Mundane And Foster Placidity

Friday, September 27, 2019

Xander Zhou’s Latest Collection Tosses An Invite To Extricate From The Mundane And Foster Placidity





"Chinese-born designer Xander Zhou invites you to detach from the ephemeral. According to his SS20 collection, Zhou throws in a reminder to society, a victim of the world’s ruthless collective voracity. As the collection stormed upon a colossal digital screen, press members were sat right opposite, able to admire the e-catwalk from a near distance. The crowd was welcomed with a nylon branded skirt, while incense burned in the back alongside a placid sound that filled the whole room. The verdict? It did make a statement.

Zhou’s purpose was to disengage the hierarchy of the trifling society, rooting to define a blissful degree of parity. The show took a symbolic ambiance, which intertwined culture and religion quite intricately. Basically, it was almost like taking part in a motion narrative.

“Serenity, unity and peace”: a mantra scouring for rebalancing, oscillating between the mechanical and our natural realities. It allows oneself to fully acknowledge the message of techno-ecology.

Concepts of ancient Chinese divinities, distinguishable by the tenderly burning lamps, indicated the next phase of the ceremony. Forming a collage of archaic elements, the garments worn by the onscreen gurus combined the customary with the sci-f, bringing about a pact between past and present cultures. Skirts and tunics, inspired by the universal liturgical dress, are further-decked with funnel-necked racers, outsized V-neck knits, and hanfu shirts. Pieces come as embellished with strings of beads, rounded up by naïve cartoon graphics and textual surface patterns.

A new era might soon rouse, but I find myself to ponder: what’s to look out for among the unfathomable?" - Fuckingyoung.es















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