Xander Zhou takes us on an evolutionary path of his brand with his FW21 collection. Futuristic, extra-terrestrial and humanoid-inspired, Zhou’s show gave us ‘Ex-Machina’ meets menswear fashion vibes.
Presented in a 4-minute short film, Zhou offered a series of looks on a white background, adding to the extra-terrestrial spaceship-vibe of the collection. The film was also accompanied by an alien-esque soundtrack, giving an eerie feeling to this imagined future.
The collection offered an array of waterproof multi-pocketed jackets, nylon shirts, and even an eyeless gazor mask, which were accompanied by short descriptive paragraphs, communicating the names of each look, their composition and production methods. Many of the looks were also finished with protective headpieces by the jewelry brand YVMIN.
Old looks were revisited and revised in this collection, such as the HUMANoidWEAR uniform suit originally seen in Zhou’s FW20 collection. It also offered new outfits, including the Embroidered New World Manifesto suit which was noted to offer ‘good posture’ and ‘great shape’.
The young Chinese designer is constantly renewing his products, stating that they are ‘infinitely updatable’. Each season, garments are revisited and optimized, whether changing his design or materials, for the best possible quality performance. Xander Zhou never fails to deliver his futuristic vision, and we’ll be here for it in 2021 or 3021.
Watch Xander Zhou’s full FW21 collection below.