Fashion S/S16

LC:M S/S16 // Sean Suen Presented by GQ China

The womenswear fashion month is upon us and I’ve decided to take a short break from outfit and music posts to revisit one of the London Collections: Men shows I attended a few months back.

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As part of the rising generation of international designing talents, Sean Suen succeeded Sankuanz (read review) as the latest Chinese designer to be sponsored by GQ China at LC:M.


The Beijing-based designer launched his namesake label SEAN SUEN back in 2012 with the aesthetic ethos: amusing, dynamic and chic,

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all of which seamlessly executed in his promising LC:M debut.


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Inspired by his travels to the west, Suen blends classic European tailoring’s rigidness with the structure of Chinese robes and fabrics close to his oriental roots to create smoothened silhouettes.

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It echoes a budding trend not only on the catwalks but also the global street style scenes – an accomplished combination of Western classicism and contemporary Asian dressing.


Stripe patterns are a star feature in this collection:


Pin or blocky, they’re intergrated into baggy cropped trousers, heavy vests and flowy sleeveless coats perfect for the summer.



Sometimes I feel footwear doesn’t get enough attention in such showcases so allow me to take a moment (or paragraph) to admire these futuristic, iridescent shoes!

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They were hot last summer and if this collection is anything to go by, I predict they will be just as trendy next spring/summer. So if you still have the pair you acquired earlier this year, keep hold of them as I suspect you’ll get a lot more wear out of these statement pieces come 2016.


A successful debut for Sean Suen, I’m most definitely watching this space and looking forward to seeing what he has to offer next season!!


Love, Oliver

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  • Reply
    Nafisah Atcha
    September 15, 2015 at 6:36 am

    This looks incredible! I love the first few outfits xxx

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    September 15, 2015 at 9:14 am

    What an interesting collection! I love the iridescent shoes 🙂

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    September 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    You are so lucky you got to go to London! I really want to go this week for the womenswear shows but I sadly can’t 🙁 Hopefully I can in feb! I have never heard of Sean Suen before until now. I love all of the alternative tailoring. It is all quite boxy which I always love!

    Laura / xx

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      September 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      I know! I was incredibly lucky to be able to attend 19 shows last season!! It was quite an experience… one I’m aiming to repeat come this January!! 😀

      Oliver x

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    Nafisah Atcha
    September 18, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Such a great collection! x

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    Sabina Sher
    September 18, 2015 at 9:19 am

    This collection looks insane. I have to say I’m highly impressed! It must have been fab seeing up close & personal x

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