a nice snipet from Obscura Magazine:
Ziggy Chen FW2014 Collection
A collision of East and West, old and new
For many, clothes are simply clothes -- pieces of fabric cut and sewn to cover the body. In the hands of the right designer, however, they become much more, encompassing ideas of place, history and culture. Based in Shanghai, Ziggy Chen is one of the bright lights in a burgeoning Chinese fashion scene and a designer who takes inspiration from his hometown, as well as the collision of East and West, old and new, and tradition and modernity. His understated, transcultural aesthetic is meticulously-researched, yet boldly-experimental, and features the use of unique textiles sourced from various mills in Shanghai and around the world.
For the upcoming Fall/Winter season, Chen continued his exploration of the fundamentals of menswear in the ongoing quest for his “own personal language.” This inward, contemplative journey led him back in time to the “glamorous dress” of 17th century Europe, the world of American workwear and the two-dimensional cuts of traditional Chinese clothing. Raw, yet also soft and elegant, the result was a collection that places strong emphasis on wearability, comfort and individuality, with fabrics cut, re-cut and treated to impart a “lived-in” quality. Long, loose and layered, yet impeccably tailored, each look exemplifies the kind of creative and cultural juxtapositions that make Chen one of the more compelling designers to watch. Take a look at the collection above and for more information, visit the designer’s website here.