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The first day of London’s first ever Men’s Fashion Week ended with cool young Chinese designer Xander Zhou making his debut in our city. His collection, called ‘Fleurdelism’, takes its name from the Fleur-de-Lily that appears on coats of arms and boy scouts’ uniforms, and started with deconstructed suiting in bright, milky white, accompanied by platform sandals; by the end these minimal outfits had evolved into super complicated, multi-layered suits in strips and shades of whites to greys to blacks. Xander’s use of high-tech materials, especially his quilted grids, had a futuristic feel to them, and his standout looks included smooth black dungarees with nothing underneath-a sort of Eminem meets Raf Simons all-in-one-and a T-shirt arranged in panels and blocks of pure red contrasted against monotones. An assured show from one of our most-hyped talents.
Text: Dean Kissick
Photography: Mitchell Sams
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