Wan Hung brings Chinese New Year to LFWM
Words by Zak Maoui
Wan Hung has shown in London since 2015, but London Fashion Week Men's Autumn/Winter 2017 was his official debut. Presenting his collection through a static presentation and short video, Hung showcased his collection.
Continuing to be inspired by his homeland, the Hainan Island in China, his collection is an extremely nostalgic reference to his native traditions. Chinese Tang suit robes scattered the collection, referencing the way that Hainanese people celebrate Chinese New Year. Blend these musings with Western tailoring and the collection is a clear reminder as to why he is one of LFWM's bright young things.
Prints have been developed from the Chinese character for ‘Good Luck’ while raditional techniques such as complex Chineste knotting are combined with innovations including glitter fabrics and yarns from Italy, Portuguese denim, rubberised PVC from Korea, high tech wadding from France and iron-free 100% cotton shirting from producers in Turkey.
Check out the video below and expect to see a lot more from Wan Hung in the coming months.