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Wan Hung’s Debut Collection at London Fashion Week Men’s AW17

Wan Hung is one of the most interesting designers making his formal debut at London Fashion Week Men’s AW17. His brand was founded in 2014 after his graduation from Central St Martins and experience working with brands, including Tom Ford, John Rocha and Bernhard Willhelm. After showcasing his designs at London Collections: Men since 2015, he has presented ‘Good Fortune!’ – his Autumn/Winter 17 collection at London Fashion Week Men’s 17, through a live presentation with digital elements with The British Fashion Council on 7th January.

Inspired by his native Hainan island in China (the largest Chinese tropical island boasting year-round holiday weather, coconut palms, gold-sand beaches and inland rainforests – described as the Hawaii of China), Wan Hung’s new collection focuses on the nostalgia and fond memories of the uniquely Hainanese Chinese New Year celebrations that involve traditional Chinese Tang suit robes and preparing seafood together as a family. 

Wan Hung’s reference points and silhouettes for Autumn/Winter 17, whilst immediately characterised by his clean-cut tailoring with sharp details and classical silhouettes, are inspired by the traditional Chinese Tang suit robes, but blended with Western tailoring. Prints are developed from the Chinese character for ‘Good Luck’.

Traditional techniques such as complex Chinese knotting are reinvented through textile and print development, 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. Pooling the finest textile innovations and fabrications from around the globe, they are given unity through a unified colour palette of red, silver and gold, off-set with an ocean blue in homage to his island home on Hainan.

The juxtaposition of Hainan’s natural beauty and the present-day urban environment is a constant thread in Wan’s inspiration, bringing a piece of paradise into the modern menswear wardrobe of today, embodied in his new AW17 Collection. Watch it below.



























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