Drawing from the idea that today’s culture has benumbed society’s senses, Taiwanese menswear label Necessity Sense has unveiled its lookbook for the Spring/Summer 2020 season. Like past collections, NE.SENSE’s “Act of Desire” looks back on Asian cultures of the ’60s, ’80s and early 2000s, incorporating graphics referencing fading flowers and psychedelic artwork into tailored, relaxed looks.
Centered around a bright purple, orange and yellow color palette with accents of blue, the collection ranges from cropped loose shirts and cuban-collared blouses to paneled jackets and split trousers. Highlights of the range include “Vacay” shirts covered with psychedelic oil paintings, an oversized single-breasted jacket embroidered with “Necessity Sense” in elegant script, and striped trousers with a metal loop at the waist.
“Every night you put me to sleep,” the press release reads. “A never waking sleep, like a dried out flower. My tongue is sticking to my cheek.I turn you down, to be myself again. I’m overexposed and turned numb. Slowly melting, like ice cubes out in the sun.” Extending upon this theme, the vibrant collection plays with textures and prints, featuring “Punch Pink Ice Block Stripe,” “Tiger Orange” and all-over peony patterns.
Check out the SS20 lookbook above and head to Necessity Sense’s website to shop the “Act of Desire” collection now.
Elsewhere, Richardson will launch its “Double R” and “NO” collections alongside new footwear beginning March 19.