As London Collections: Men wraps up for another season, it’s now an apt time to look back at what we saw and what we can look forward to wearing next season. As much as we love the catwalk shows and presentations from big brands we also really enjoy seeing the new ranges from emerging designers. Designers like Wan Hung Cheung.
The emerging menswear design just took on LC:M for the first time, debuting his SS16 collection at the Designer Showrooms based at The Hospital Club. A graduate of Central St Martins, the collection was a focused one, featuring clean cut suiting with ornate embroidery, inspired by Art Deco style tailoring of the 1920s and the Terracotta Army.
On the subject of his inspiration, the designer says “The image of the Terracotta soldiers has been imprinted in my memory since I visited the site as a small boy. The statues, although aged, stand defiant and strong against the elements and time. The adorned army exemplifies the masculine spirit I wanted to infuse into my SS16 collection.”
Influenced by China and its history, the collection is a visual delight with bright golden yellow, red, grey taking centre stage. Classic menswear pieces like suits and sweatshirts are embellished with Swarovski horse heads, which appear on everything from sweatshirts, T-shirts, bomber jackets, trousers and accessories.
Perfect for summer, the collection is made from light weight wool which work really well with the Art Deco 1920s vibes that the collection has. Key pieces in the collection that we saw included the tailored two tone suit, a short jumpsuit and even a woven poncho.