Xander Zhou, spring 2016

The Designer Bridging East and West, Men's and Women's

“Some people think that only clothes with dragons or peonies can be Chinese," says Xander Zhou, the Beijing-based, Netherlands-schooled designer who's shaking up the London men's collections with his just-radical-enough take on traditional attire.

That Zhou's style is difficult to place in any canon, Western or otherwise, is an understatement — and that's exactly how he wants it. For spring, although he did indulge in a little dragon embroidery, Zhou took to Western staples with high-minded zeal, applying trenches, windbreakers, and other boxy pieces with offbeat Chinese flourish. Meanwhile, a bomber-jumpsuit hybrid with a pale flower pattern seemed to stoke multiple cultural sensibilities, yet managing to offend no one.

If all this smacks of androgyny — ding, ding, ding. Says Zhou: “My mom, with her hundred pairs of high heels, has had a longer-lasting influence on my fashion sense than any other style icon.” 


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, spring 2016


Xander Zhou, fall 2015


Xander Zhou, fall 2015


Xander Zhou, fall 2015


Xander Zhou, fall 2015


Xander Zhou, fall 2015


Xander Zhou, fall 2015


Xander Zhou, spring 2015


Xander Zhou, spring 2015


Xander Zhou, spring 2015


Xander Zhou, spring 2015


Xander Zhou, spring 2015


Xander Zhou, spring 2015


Xander Zhou, fall 2014


Xander Zhou, fall 2014


Xander Zhou, fall 2014


Xander Zhou, fall 2014


Xander Zhou, fall 2014


Xander Zhou, fall 2014


Xander Zhou, spring 2014


Xander Zhou, spring 2014


Xander Zhou, spring 2014


Xander Zhou, spring 2014


Xander Zhou, spring 2014





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