Chinese designer Shangguan Zhe presented SANKUANZ Spring Summer 2023 Collection, with a digital presentation on June 25th, as a part of the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. The Chapter Two: Kangrinboqê 2013 collection is inspired by the sacred peak of Kangrinboqê (Mount Kailash), the eternal spiritual destination, the loop of life and death in a fantasy world. The brand continues to explore life and death. The bright colors represent Tibetan arts and colours modern garments with a highland palette, instilling the looks with a strong spiritual power.
The oriental cross-collar is used as an essential feature throughout the collection, accompanied with various choices of fabric and silhouettes, forming deep emotional connections with regional folk elements. With the modern deconstruction method of SANKUANZ, the unique shape of Tibetan robes is stunningly translated into fashion, the asymmetrical oversized silhouette exuding a rough and primitive power. The wrapping design of dresses is inspired by Tibetan monks’ robes. An extravagant number of folds are formed from wrapping, stacking and twinning of fabrics around the body, creating an original abstraction. The designer reinterprets the costume of the traditional Vajra dance, launching an aesthetic exploration of the human body with a threelayered silhouette with rich folds, portraying a perfectly powerful image with traditional ethnic clothing. The unique design language of SANKUANZ reinvigorates these ancient folk elements, giving them a whole new glamour and making them an integral part of the modern fashion. – from SANKUANZ