SANKUANZ SS23 Explores the Cycle of Life

Fusing deconstructionist design with layered and draped details.

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Furthering its deconstructionist design philosophy, SANKUANZ’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection presents an exploration of analytically modern silhouettes. Titled “CHAPTER TWO: Kangrinboqê 2013,” the brand uses its unique aesthetic to explore the cycle of life.

The analysis of life and death was present in the brand’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection that made its debut earlier this year. But this time around, creative director Shangguan Zhe took the investigation one step further by centering the sacred peak of Kangrinboqê (Mount Kailash) in Tibet. Comprising the collection is an array of ready-to-wear garments like relaxed pants, oversized button-down shirts with oriental cross-collars, structured jackets with graphic detailing in varying fabrications and more.

The jewel of the collection rests in its incorporation of Tibetan robe design details. Wrap tops, mandarin collar blazers, suiting and dresses are expanded with visceral wrapped, folded and stacked detailing to create levels of contemporary volume. While refined, the eye-catching constructions convey power alongside cultural reverence. One highlight of these pieces includes a tangerine orange oversized blazer paired with a matching, layered floor-length skirt. Another highlight takes form in a metallic gray ensemble with a layered skirt over scrunched pants and a seamless body-con top.

Elsewhere in the collection are more casual pieces like oversized hoodies and relaxed cotton sweatpants that still fuse subtle notes of layering.

Take a closer look at SANKUANZ’s SS23 collection in the gallery and collection video above.

In other fashion news, Alexander McQueen expands refined house codes for Fall 2022.

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