As part of a limited series, we get an AAA pass to LFWM. Here, we go backstage at the Xander Zhou AW19 show.

Xander Zhou AW19 was a furry affair, filled with make-shift monsters from land and sea. On and amongst Zhou’s terrific yet terrifying monsters were a wide range shirts, jumpers and trousers finished in a plethora of textures and hues. It might actually be his finest and most refined collection to date, with a clear narrative and a distinctive design vision.

His show notes tell us that this collection was all about human evolution, a nod towards that AI era that seems to becoming ever-nearer. It was a not-so-subtle not towards the advanced technological evolution, a story that reflected through the panelled and semi-utilitarian menswear. Structured shirts and knitwear juxtaposed with more freeing fleeces and artstic pieces where models held wannabe babies, who were meant to represent clones. A diverse collection with plenty to look at and lots to fawn over, if Xander Zhou is taking us to his very own constructed universe, we’ll take a one-way ticket.

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