The Harry Xu Autumn/Winter 17 collection was a sequel of his graduate collection ‘My Russian Symphony – Youth Prisoners’. As the models walked down in harmony with the music, you got the feeling of the collection symbolism – the conflict of reality and fantasy, a fearless spirit, the youth prisoners stepping out in the wide world away from the dark comfort of prison. The collection showed off a twisted turn on the dungaree with shiny sequins, white on white top and loose trousers with detailed backs; stripes across the upper back in blue and black. The clean but definitely not boring collection consisted of suits, see through shirts, oversized coats and baggy trousers in a dark palette of black and white in materials of silk, virgin wool and cotton.
On some of the looks the designer had added some twisted braided ropes on the models; representing the training tools for the ‘youth prisoners’. The collection showed a strong and masculine silhouette, infiltrated in flower prints, see through silk shirts and sequins.
The Chinese born designer have previously been working under designer Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme and after his graduation of first-class honours in 2016 from Central Saint Martins, he launched his own men’s label, ‘Harry Xu’.
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