Designer: Shangguan ZheHistory: The very fashionable Chinese designer increased his collaborations and presented his latest show at Sotheby’s in Paris, very close to the Elysée Palace. He showed his guests an installation composed of red neon lights with dancers lying down on scaffolding, followed by a very energetic show with the appearance of women. This time, Shangguan was inspired by the marine world that he reinterpreted in his own way, with an interesting approach as always, questioning the future and humans.Collection: Many slender and tight suits composed of different leathers in blueish tones are worn straight on top of the skin or on velvet panne or lycra tops. The designer adds multiple zips and openings and mixes materials adding denim on top of leather for a trouser. A rock silhouette with a slight touch of the 80s. It then becomes sportier; we see a biker and even hiking spirit appear on the podium with a PVC waterproof coat, parkas and trousers with multiple pockets. Men are transformed and are ready for anything, using well thought out textures as always.Note: The details on accessories with metal gloves, XXL jewellery, rucksacks made in collaboration with Herschel+ The debut of women’s clothing appearing on the podium, emphasising the “no gender” aspect.Interview with Shangguan Zhe:So I am trying to deconstruct all kinds of clothes and mix them up which will make a Sankuanz uniform. I want to express the feeling of diving; I didn’t want to use the typical diving material, so that’s why I chose leather which resembles the brilliance and fluidity of that world.Human beings are not only men and women; there could be many possibilities, so that’s what I wanted to put in my collection.Music from the show (for use only in context of the show, under cover of the right to information).
SANKUANZ : Men's Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 Show in Paris (with interview)
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