Xander Zhou is known for playing with forms, shapes and using very peculiar materials that can be unconventional in the fashion world; In fact it can all be easily seen in this Fall/Winter collection which revolves around the theme “Boys will be Boys”
The Press event was held at Trace PR and we were shown the collection by Sherry, the PR manager that talked us through each single piece made by the Chinese designer. Interesting the long red peacoats with the “Boys will be boys/WICKED” script on the back.
The shirts also have a particular signature phrase, for example “You are the beauty” on the sleeve which make them completely unique.
The materials are mixed and fused together, you can find cotton and a high-tech reflector fabric to go with a futuristic shaped jacket only seen in japanese animations.
The accessory range is made in collaboration with other smaller designers from Beijing. Sunglasses are made by CHairEyes x Xander, bracelets and pin badges by YVMIN while the shoe-line collection called KKtP x Xander Zhou is commissioned by mr Zhou and made by Shanghai-based designer Kim.
Somehow, it was great to see the collection up close – ask Helen, it was a nightmare at the show as it was jammed full of people – as it can be ultra-versatile, look sporty yet very chic on the catwalk, which is the magic touch of Xander to produce such a high-quality and different collection to fit fashionistas and sport-junkies!
You can visit the official website here http://www.xanderzhou.com/