They say “Womenswear designers pool is over-saturated.” So what would happen when womenswear designers start designing for men?
That’s probably a very layman question and possibly irrelevant in 2013, where menswear are adopting trends from womenswear more than ever. It became an anticipation when I received the invitation to Zakwan Anuar Fall/Winter 2013/2014 show at KLPac yesterday. During the show, he debuted a few looks for men.
22-year-old Zakwan Anuar is a young and rising Malaysian designer. And for a young man who was a Law student, he’s certainly very talented in what he’s doing now. (How many computer programmer can do calligraphy? #JustSaying)
For this collection, Zakwan goes “modern retro and matured”, inspired by Wes Anderson’s movies. The show arrival started at 8pm and the catwalk started around 9.30. (Lesson: “Fashionably late” is a skill)
Before the show while guests were still coming in…
The show ran with the men’s looks inserted in between the women’s looks. Here are the highlighted men’s looks:
The women looks, if you’re interested:
I love the burgundy / red touch in the menswear looks. The looks are very structured, clean and minimalist chic, just like the womenswear. I’d love to see more men’s looks from Zakwan in the future. Probably with more colours (I like the gold pants in the women look.)
Zakwan Anuar is available at SEETHROUGH Concept Store.
Hope you enjoy the pictures. 🙂