We give Xander Zhou a pop-quiz ahead of LC:M, he’s taking us on a trip to the Wild West. Pack your cowboy hats, boys.
Last season saw Zhou kickstart our summer trends bringing sliders with a PVC shine to the catwalk, hypnotic optical illusion prints and dull metallic hues. After studying Industrial Design in China and Fashion Design in the Netherlands, you can see where the two influences merge, with clean lines sharp cuts and an expert use of colour and textures, with Zhou himself saying, “For me, fabric is the most interesting area of investigation in menswear, as well as the relation between fabric and the shape of the male body.” We try and find out a few secrets for you about what to expect for next season.
Are there any particular location that you have referenced in particular this season?
America’s Wild West as I imagine it.
What has been the soundtrack for this collection?
I am very curious about that myself as well… For this collection I have asked a professor in traditional Chinese folk music who also happens to be a big fan of techno to make a soundtrack for my show. I haven’t heard it yet.
How does AW15 compare to your last collection?
There are much more details in this collection, and part of this collection looks like a furry version of last collection.
What sort of details can we expect?
Laser cut leather, furry patches, Japanese denim.
Give us a sneak preview in three words…
Cows, boys, cowboys.