What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
Launching at Beijing Design Week this September — SHANZHAI BIENNIAL is a biennial in as much as Juicy Couture is couture… Turning both the fashion system and US/China relations on it’s head — SB is the first fashion label to outsource not just the manufacture but the design of it’s clothing directly to Chinese factories — because when it comes to producing the weird and the new, nobody does it better than Southern China.
The photographs are from SB’s first collection — based on the paintings of Chinese Art-Star and victim of rampant counterfeiting Yue Minjun. This first ‘campaign’ was produced before SB created a single garment and was published as an 8 page advertorial in China’s biggest and most main-stream weekly magazine (dist 1million) Modern Weekly.
Shanzhai Biennial launches it’s first collection Sept 29th at Beijing Design Week with an inverted pop-up shop and red carpet gala inexplicably funded by the Chinese government. Stay tuned!
Photography: Asger Carlsen
Styling: Avena Gallagher