The sultry and somewhat dark music engaged at a volume level which still allowed for the grinding of the models’ footsteps on the pebbles to arise above it. As they approached we could still imagine the sounds of the wind through the trees as the branches swayed behind the silhouettes. What seemed to start out as delicate streetwear which borrows inspiration from colonial/survival attire, the collection followed a cohesive aesthetic that varied between very boyish looks, elevated sportswear and daring patent looks. There were a lot of pant suits with shorts at different lengths, matching polo shirts with Bermuda’s and oversized jackets and blazers with shorter ones. All types of fabrics seemed to pass the revue, with rounded big pockets sewn onto cotton, silk and shiny patent material. Some of the pieces even had exposed pockets, making those looks a little more edgy whereas others remained more casual.
We were a big fan of the sweatpants inspired bottoms, dipped in a glazy or satin hue and combined with chunky jackets or flimsy shirts to suit ones preference. Not all men would feel comfortable wearing styles that border on anything less than masculine, so the addition of accessories like the frilly little scarfs make a big difference. Those who are confident enough to pull it off would look like a modern dandy, whereas wearing the looks without them would scream hip hop royalty thanks to the broad shoulder lines. To refer to the title of the show, Sean Suen explains how one will sometimes run, hide or fight when faced with something. And as diverse as this collection was, we felt like we immediately recognized how this translated into fashion, and who Sean is as a designer. We definitely want to see more!