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Xander Zhou's latest collection explores the interplay between humanity & technology

The designer’s creations transform the runway at Shanghai Fashion Week into a futuristic laboratory

  • Adrianna Cheung
  • 26 October 2023
Xander Zhou's latest collection explores the interplay between humanity & technology

Xander Zhou makes a homecoming for the Spring/Summer 2024 season, introducing his latest collection at Shanghai Fashion Week. This collection demonstrates the seamless integration of artificial intelligence and the world of fashion.

The designer's Spring/Summer 2024 season collection is a captivating exploration that delves into the intricate dynamics of our relationship with technology and offers a glimpse into a future where harmonious coexistence is realised through a dystopian lens.

Undoubtedly, the complex relationship between humanity and technology has had a big effect, changing the world we live in. But even as we use technology's many possibilities, it's important to remember what makes us human.

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Described by the designer himself as a "PRO A.I.VOLUTION Intergalactic Expo", the runway transforms into a futuristic laboratory.

Models embody interstellar researchers, with grandiose briefcases exuding a sense of purpose and readiness. As they grace the runway, mechanical garments adorned with protruding reptilian tails emanate an otherworldly allure, blurring the boundaries between technology and fashion.

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Renowned for his avant-garde and boundary-pushing designs, Xander Zhou was born in China and honed his craft while studying in the Netherlands.

Since the establishment of his label in 2007, Zhou swiftly garnered recognition for his distinct vision and innovative approach to menswear, gracing runways of esteemed fashion events like London Fashion Week and Shanghai Fashion Week.

Take a closer look at Xander Zhou’s SS24 collection here and watch a recap video of the show below.

Adrianna Cheung is Mixmag Asia’s Culture Curator, follow her on Instagram.

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