Xander Zhou
By Shanu Walpita

SYSTEM OVERLOAD London: For S/S 14, Xander Zhou seamlessly tied together a mélange of inspiration, nodding to English heritage, gangster, and feminine looks, with active …

Jun 18, 2013
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SYSTEM OVERLOAD
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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