Exaggerated Playful Silhouettes
Feng Chen Wang’s quirky, conceptual Fall 2018 men’s collection was all about revisiting her roots. The designer’s pop-art meets avant garde label served as a literal interpretation of her childhood perception and environment. The collection was filled with comically oversized household items in the form of a corded telephone and house key shaped accessories, even a giant refrigerator and toilet. The number 239 was a recurring theme emblazoned across hoodies and t-shirts, as well as on backpacks and bumbags. 239 referenced Feng Chen Wang’s first street address growing up in Fujian, China. “I wanted to play with the idea of going home, and of always having your memories with you wherever you are in the world”, she explained.
Flashy yellow gold and sunset orange puffer coats were tempered with solid white and forest green, lending a sophisticated attitude to the otherwise playful over-the-top collection. Tailored double-breasted suit jackets are met slouchy athleisure style trousers for a modern take on polished dressing with some jackets even incorporating cinched drawstring waists and snap buttons. Known for her penchant for conceptualism, the Chinese designer purposefully chose the warm-toned color palette to reflect the sunset “at the dawn of a day’s journey.”
Reworked denim and “boyfriend shirts” embody a comfy wearability, while oversized, baggy, and exaggerated silhouettes allude to the “broken” sizing system, and the designer’s vision for unisex clothing. “With medium size and small sizes, you can wear men’s medium size or you can wear women’s large”, she explains, “I think we can work out something new. Why not?” Feng Chen Wang also produced yet another coveted trainer via a collab with Air Jordan; this time aptly called The Way Home sneaker. The shoe is available in either black or white, and features a gold logo and lettering with clear PVC detailing.