The full transmission of XANDER ZHOU AW20 Critical Update / SS21 Public Beta Version in London Fashion Week.
It is that time of year again when I would normally be showing my next spring/summer collection. But things aren’t normal.
These past months have been a stark reminder that many things we value greatly in relatively carefree times, are not nearly as important as the health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones. I am sure this crisis has affected each and every one of you, both personally and professionally.
One way that I was affected is that I have not been able to travel to China and physically work together with my team ever since January’s London Menswear Fashion Week.
Although modern technology enabled us to work together virtually, including on an actual spring/summer collection, I do feel it is too early to go back to business as usual. I sincerely hope that we will soon be able to live in relatively carefree times again, and I will certainly be releasing my full collection in due time. I will make sure you all get to see it. For now, I just want to share something more humble with you. Something I hope you enjoy watching in your home office, as much as I enjoyed making it from my home office. That it one day may be an endearing reminder of the things we did back in those days… Here’s to the sanity of humanity!Xander Zhou
Ever since his Spring/Summer 2016 collection titled “Far East”, Xander Zhou has been reconnecting with his Asian roots while exploring the ties between oriental mysticism and the futuristic modernity of Asia.
With the coined term “techno-orientalism”, the designer has been building his own vastly diverse universe by sketching a map of future humanity, merging the real and the ideal by creating a virtual dimension in which the characters from his collections coexist and interconnect – whether they are humans, androids or aliens.
In the XANDER ZHOU universe, new boundaries of diversity can be stretched far beyond ethnic, racial, cultural, sexual and gender identities.
His vision of the acclaimed “Supernatural, Extraterrestrial & Co.” continues to surprise and open up a Milky Way of imagination, absurdity and romanticism.
The latest Autumn/Winter 2020 collection “Homo Multiversalis”, a sequel to the journey through Creation (SS19 “New World Baby”), Evolution (AW19 “Our New Kin”) and “Transcendence” (SS20), has reached a state of Consciousness – being aware of the simultaneous presence of multiple selves, parallel worlds and, ultimately, the meaning of existence.
Photography: Zeng Wu @zeng_wu
Hair: John Zhang @minghuzhanghair
Makeup: Xin Miao @xinmiao1988
Production: Lisa Shen @lisa_shenlin
Casting: Vince Lou @vinnielaw
Models: Su @suhang994 , Hang Yu @yuhang110 , Longyin Zhang, Zhijia Zhang @zhangzhijia995
Videography: Licha @richard_licha
Video Direction: YH Fong @yh.fong
VFX: Ṣifagül Keser @sxfagul
Editing: Toby Heard @tobyheard
BGM: Transhuman Art Critics @transhumanartcritics
Special Appearance: Bohan Qiu @qiu.bohan
Photo Assistants: Shiyi Xu, Feng Xia
Styling Assistants: Stephanie, Milu
Production Assistant: He
Remote Comm Assistance: @er1cwu