Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Xander Zhou Spring - Summer 2013 Collection

Fleur-de-lis, the decorative symbol that has resembled on many European coats of arms over the centuries was the inspiration to Xander Zhou when creating his Spring-Summer 2013 collection. "The principle is that something big like the outdoors can be expressed in a symbol. Following the same logic, boy scouts and their environment can be reflected in design." said Xander describes his latest collection inspiration. Although he did not literally apply the graphic form, but rather led to the principle of the symbol which is pretty much explained how he changed little boy scout scarf into his own version — wider, bigger and stiffer. Pretty curious interpretation of a modern boy scout.

Xander who studied fashion in Netherlands opened his show with models dressed in white ensembles. Clean and sleek with exquisite tailoring were my first impressions when looking at the models strolling down the runway. The show then move towards to a more "textured" collection, Yes texture, it was one of the essentials from this collection apart from the icy palette and meticulous tailoring — the wrinkled-effect on bomber jacket worn over two-tone striped texture shirt, the bumpy textures on the polka-dots pieces and the patchwork play on the sleeveless top, showed that Xander has the ability to transform unconventional fabrics into enticing piece of clothes. 

After wandering the anomalous-yet-cold narrative through Xander collection, I think it's safe to say that Xander has exceptional structural tailoring in every detail of his collections — for instance, the oversized cape-jacket paired with black short with white tip detail on its edges that somehow reminds of Chloé's Clare Waight Keller fluid pastel outerwear for Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection, it was a strong evidence of how he was able to bring fluidity and masculinity to his work, especially when they were paired with futuristic footwear — Yes, I'm talking about the strappy leather platform sandals, which I predict a lot of men are willing to queue in the waiting list to get those pairs in their fancy closet, or perhaps the sandals were the main attraction after all?

images via The Fashionisto

- Mr. Vhallah -


Bravoe Runway said... Best Blogger Tips

This is definitely a different collection for men! I really like that lilac sport coat and also the shoes are really something!

HelenDushko said... Best Blogger Tips

incredibly delightful collection-like these colors;)

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Katherine McAdoo said... Best Blogger Tips

the tailoring is amazing here, but i think the shoes steal the show completely!

rolala said... Best Blogger Tips

What a bold collection! I never thought I'd see flatforms for men.

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Miss Caitlin S. said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, stunning. a lot of these looks would be a bit much on a man i'm going to date but I looooove their artistic quality.

dimitri said... Best Blogger Tips

It's a very interesting collection. Very stylish. Love these colors.
Love this white outfit. Amazing shoes.

HERDIANA SURACHMAN said... Best Blogger Tips

love love love, great collection

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Vania Aprilia said... Best Blogger Tips

the collection is simple but great! sure let's follow each other Vhallah :D

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Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said... Best Blogger Tips

vhallah.... gorgeous menswear collection. i've never heard of this designer... but love his style. :)

hope you have a great rest of the week!


Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said... Best Blogger Tips

These run way shoes are interesting! I like the look of the stiff scarf too. I wonder if it's comfortable. But then again, great fashion sometimes isn't! LOL

Quiet Luxury

Punctuation Mark said... Best Blogger Tips

Not crazy about those platform sandals... Hmm!

Danny Suyandi said... Best Blogger Tips

love it! but not with the shoes/sandals I think

mind to follow each other? tell me if you want :D

Luis said... Best Blogger Tips

I want those shoes now! Too bad I'll have to wait for a year. :(



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theM.A.D.creationist said... Best Blogger Tips

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Mitha Komala said... Best Blogger Tips

omg i am in love with the superb collections! those creepers, coats, and collar shirts are fabulous and rad =) xx

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Zuriel said... Best Blogger Tips

Holy gee-gaga! These jackets are a must have in my closet! thanks for sharing this!

Joshua Christian said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful, beautiful collections. The coats are indeed bold, strong, fabulously cut and layered. Moreover, I really love that checkered shirt with double pockets and that pair of black platformed derby!

M. Ersa Adiprasetya said... Best Blogger Tips

great SS 13 collections! i love the shoes and the sandals! :)

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Sick by Trend said... Best Blogger Tips

Definitely a very interesing collection. Great post!



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Great collection...and I'm curious with the shoes

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OO men wearing flatflorms. I like it.



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