“If a scent can make one remember a moment, then music has the power to make you revisit the spirit of an era”
Taiwanese designer ANGUS CHIANG continues to present his diversified creativity and cultural essence with this season’s collection ‘Love hits the songs’ at Paris Fashion Week Men’s.
The collection is inspired by the idol singers for the millennial generation and the pop music culture associated with it. Headphones resembling rubber horn buttons, as well as suits and T-shirts featuring irregular knotting, exhibit the minimalist and casual style of idols in the 2000s. The oversized silhouette around the shoulders represents the stage effect pursued by superstars in performance. Basic tops and spaghetti straps that used to be fashionable are paired with hippie and rock-n-roll wide-leg style flare trousers are all among the highlights of this season. Other elements are applied to relive the prime years of music industry before the Digital Age. V-cut pocket design resembles the shape of CD wallets; the refined raglan sleeves represent the streamlined shape of portable stereos and walkmans; even the buttons on a music player are presented by multi-faceted aluminium studs and specially designed snap buttons.
Main colours this season were inspired by the laser beam that bounces off the surface of the CD – blue, purple and green – also echoing the freshness and coolness of summer. In terms of fabric, this season’s knitwear collection features organza matelassé whose thinness and sheerness adds a cooling function to the garments. In addition, the use of translucent coloured TPU fabric not only corresponds to the non-woven bags of CD and CD jewel cases, but also represents the youthfulness of idols by the fabric’s lightness and see-through effects.