“When I first set eyes on Wild West elements, I had the same experience as most westerners when they see oriental elements for the first time – I could only discern their crude forms” Zhou said.
The American Wild West was referenced with hues of camel, black and navy reminiscent of iconic Western movies. Fabrics ranged from fur, fringe and leather to tassels and distressed denim. Tassel and fringing adorned several looks with Navajo inspired patterns featuring on knitwear and outerwear. Zhou also incorporated his Chinese heritage into the new line with several pieces
embellished calligraphy by Wang Dan.
Rounding of the season were a collect of singular lenses glasses created in collaboration with eyewear designer Percy Lau, which mirror the crosshairs in a gun sight.
Runway images are Azzarenko exclusive by Arron Dunworth
More information on Xander Zhou here
Words by Cristian Burbano