Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
London: For S/S 14, Xander Zhou seamlessly tied together a mélange of inspiration, nodding to English heritage, gangster, and feminine looks, with active and futuristic components. As his most directional collection yet, Zhou pushes full force into unchartered territory, designing for an technology-crazed, post-apocalyptic future — distorting proportions, mixing old with new materials, and using Facebook, Google, YouTube and system errors as inspiration for prints. —Kathleen Tso
Key Items: Glossy tank and shorts set / Oversized overcoats / Extended-sleeve blazers / Tailored short shorts / Layering aprons / Photo-collaged car coats
Color: Sherbet orange / Cream / Charcoal / Black / White / Cobalt / Dusty blues / Khaki
Materials + Trim: Glossy vinyl / Summer wool suiting / Performance fabrics / Wool-blend knits / Crisp cotton shirting / Satin / Knit collars / Metallic coated wool / High-tech netting
Print + Pattern: Pinstripes / Glen plaid / Internet-inspired photo collages
Accessories + Footwear: Elastic garters / Trompe l’oeil sunglasses / Metal chokers / Detached shirt collars / Hoop earring / Portable laptops / PVC and leather loafers
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