New Year is a time for everyone to celebrate a fresh start and start the year having a good time. For some, New Year happens on December 31, turning over into the new year at midnight. However, in tradition, the calendar follows a lunisolar pattern, so the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, usually falls between January 21 and February 20. This year it fell on Thursday 19 February.
Midweek is never the best time to celebrate, so this weekend you need to party in style. Fashion North have picked three of the best Chinese menswear designers for you to take inspiration from for your weekend of celebration.
1) Xander Zhou
Before creating his own fashion line in 2007,Zhou studied industrial design. He describes his designs as deconstructionism. The designers clothes play with form and function while using everyday materials that are seen as unconventional. Like Rodarte, Xander used Star Wars as a theme for one of his shows and we love it. This newcomer claims trench coats and pyjamas to be his trademark pieces.
2) SANKUANZ presented by GQ China
SANKUANZ Co. Ltd was established by Shangguan Zhe back in 2008. With the introduction of “Presented by GQ China” into London Collections: Men, more Chinese designers were brought into the light of one of men’s fashion’s biggest events. The newcomer’s brand first showed at LC:M in June 2014 with their spring/summer 2015 collection. The idea of different cultures and the contrast and conflict between elements was reflected through crisp, clean looks paired with giant monster claw gloves.
3) Haizhen Wang
After studying at London College of Fashion and graduating from Central Saint Martin’s, this budding designer went on to work for the likes of Max Mara, All Saints and Boudicca. In 2010 he went on to launch his own line with great success. In February 2013 they hosted their first show at London Fashion Week. His designs are very contemporary and modern, which is perfect for those who like to keep up to date with fashion.
So go ahead and use these designers as inspiration for your wardrobe this weekend and have a stylish Chinese New Year.