Harry Xu‘s SS18 collection seemed to be taken its theme from a sci-fi adventure. Harry Xu decided to build the SS18 collection on the sentiment of romanticised masculinity with a unique take on contemporary tailoring. The collection is also inspired by the Scandinavian painter Yrjö Edelmann. Harry Xu incorporates sheer materials with floral handiwork into futuristic PVC constructions. The ‘deconstructed’ transparent tailored pieces showcase this further, explicitly revealing the intricate detail behind the garments. These aspects alongside the masculine cuts and striking metallic, paint quite a bold poetic portrait of the Harry Xu man.
The most memorable piece from the collection is the orange metallic jumpsuits. However, I am not too sure about the ‘grown’ on men, but I am sure that those growns can be worn for both gender after all the collection is inspired by romanticised masculintiy. The setting of the presentation is a bit Christmassy to my liking, but overall, this brand is the one to watch in the future.
About Harry Xu
Harry Xu is a contemporary menswear designer with an unconventional eye for traditional tailoring and intricate embroidery work. Harry graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016 and immediately launched his label ‘Harry Xu’. Having worked under Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme on his placement year, tailoring becomes his interest and also a stable element in his own brand.