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Ziggy Chen SS21, a cultural collage of memories

Ziggy Chen SS21, a cultural collage of memories

Since launching his eponymous label in 2012, Shanghai based designer Ziggy Chen has been honing his craft, design language and aesthetic. Along with the growing new guard of Chinese designers such as Phaedo Studios, altering the perception and conversation around Chinese Fashion Designers. Taking inspiration from the deep history of his homeland and the city of which his atelier is based, a fusion of old world traditions and modern day processes. Developing a clear design language with his relaxed, textured and patch worked garments crafted from organic and natural materials in a muted neutral colour palette inspired by paintings from...

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LOWNN SS21 - DUALITY OF A MINIMALIST UNIFORM

LOWNN SS21 - DUALITY OF A MINIMALIST UNIFORM

Uniforms in varying incarnations and their semiotics have always been at the core of menswear. The youthful formality of school uniforms, the tailored power suits of office workers and the practical utility of workwear and military uniforms, are key menswear tropes. All have become classic wardrobe staples, communicating certain messages about the wearer. We have all worn a form of uniform in our lifetimes, consciously or subconsciously, as they are interwoven into our everyday life. In an age where people are developing a more minimal capsule wardrobe, a personal uniform with key staples is both pragmatic, as most menswear is,...

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