London Collections: Men: Xander Zhou FW13
‘Boys Will Be Boys’ at Xander Zhou show for AW13 with a sports/street edge was the collection that had the fashion pack buzzing. The Beijing-based designer impressed with an incredibly accomplished collection that hinted at the gender-bending (seen previously in the day at J.W. Anderson) with several bandeau coats and jackets. The  waist was also cut high in trousers, matched with a high cut, boxy tops, creating an ultra masculine silhouette. It was reminiscent of the late 80’s early 90’s alpha male  that dominated fashion images. Quite refreshing compared to the streamlined silhouettes seen at other shows. It was a well put together collection that never felt underwhelming or dull. It will certainly be interesting to have a closer look at the collection come press days. @XanderZhou