Feng Chen Wang presented Spring Summer 2019 menswear and womenswear collection during the recently finished New York Fashion Week. The designer continues her exploration of human connection, asking the question – Who is your other half?
‘Half’ is the word of the season, appearing in text on baseball caps, but in less literal ways too – throughout the collection, two items of clothing merge to become one. Shirts are draped on top of one another, while jackets, created as part of Wang’s ongoing collaboration with Levi’s, are layered too. Jeans have additional legs melded to them and the shoes (an iteration of Converse’s iconic Chuck 70 model) see two pairs cut up and spliced together. These designs are accompanied by some new additions to Wang’s oeuvre, such as suits and shirts, in addition to new outerwear styles, such as trench coats and t-shirts with panel details. Bags and jewellery take the form of hands, some holding hands – a universal signifier of connection – while a sculpture constructed from multiple hands stands erect in the centre of the show space. Spring/Summer 2019 also sees the introduction of the Feng Chen Wang women – the female counterpart to her male character. – from Feng Chen Wang
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