Gentle Monster looks to Beijing designer Xander Zhou for its latest collaboration.
After working together on Zhou’s London Fashion Week SS19 runway show, Gentle Monster and Xander Zhou have teamed up for an exclusive eyewear offering. The eyewear launch came along with a brief social media raincoat tease. And now, with the outerwear item preparing for its big reveal next week, new images of the co-designed garment have begun making its rounds online. Fashioned from full-on polyester, the core black GMXZ coat features both rain and wind-proof capabilities with a slew of creative elements to show for it. Oversized in stature, the coat highlights a removable hood, mask, and scarf for when the need arises, in addition to reflective scotch details found on the sleeves and front area. When viewed from a distance, the coat appears to take on dual layers, with a kimono-style shell laying comfortably atop an inner snap button layer. The GMXZ coat made its debut on September 5 via Gentle Monster’s online shop.
In Rei Nadal’s latest fashion film, Korean Eyewear brand Gentle Monster present their 2018 capsule collection in collaboration with London-based designer Xander Zhou. Once Upon a Future continues Zhou’s explorations into the extraterrestrial, presenting a warped future that sees aliens and humans interact in everyday life. Nadal plays with texture, light and reflection to indicate the unearthly sense portrayed in the garments on display. See the video above…