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.
Words & Photos: Oliver @oliverinstead
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,
all of which seamlessly executed in his promising LC:M debut.
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.
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!
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!!