Jonathan Liang Spring 2017

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Originally published by Deux Hommes.

There’s something special about the way Malaysian designer Jonathan Liang makes contemporary luxury appear entirely wearable and casual. His seasonal inspirations range from the ultra-conceptual to the more obvious (this season taking notes from the Nordic foraging culture) for a one-of-a-kind experience, both texturally and creatively.

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ÉTUDES STUDIO SPRING 2017

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Originally published online by Deux Hommes

The New York-Parisian label Études Studio has built their Spring/Summer 2017 collection around a single concept – the traveler. Moving from the city to the suburbs and from the suburbs to the countryside, he simultaneously longs for both civilization and freedom from said society. But what he eventually finds is the sense of nature within an urban setting.

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MOTO GUO SPRING 2017

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Malaysian designer Moto Guo marked his first time on the official Milan calendar with a disruptive Spring/Summer 2017 runway presentation, complete with the childlike innocence and distorted silhouettes similar to those which had earned him a place as a semi-finalist for the 2016 LVMH Prize earlier this year.

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COTTWEILER SPRING 2017

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Originally published online by F Word Magazine.

The designers behind the re-envisioned tracksuits of Cottweiler, Matthew Dainty and Ben Cottrell, imagined for themselves a remote beach resort, in some years time, abandoned and in ruins, for their Spring/Summer 2017 collection, a milestone moment marking not only their quickly expanding label but also their runway debut.

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YMC SPRING 2017

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Originally published online by F Word Magazine.

Every season, designers Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collin aim to reflect certain remote moments from the past, those vibrant counter-cultural elements that have influenced British history and each collection Moss and Collin have created together under the British label YMC (an abbreviation for “You Must Create”), resulting in a decidedly personal and reflective portfolio of designs that after 20 years in the industry continues to intrigue and inspire — and that’s certainly worth a fair share of fanfare on its own.

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XIMON LEE SPRING 2017

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Originally published online by F Word Magazine.

It’s not often I’m as excited about the last look of a collection as I was with the first, but that’s what Ximon Lee’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection did for me during his London debut on the runway at London Collections: Men. From start to finish, his garments were technical, artistic and hands down one of the most creative and rewarding collections this week has had to offer.

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