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Sankuanz’s spring 2023 men’s collection returns to the brand’s roots – WWD

This collection was called “Chapter Two: Kangrinboqê 2023,” after the sacred peak of Mount Kailash in Tibet. Kangrinboqê was also the name of Shangguan Zhe’s first collection for Sankuanz, in 2013, which contained many features of traditional Tibetan clothing.

“We want to take a fresh look at what we were doing before and reinterpret those elements of how the brand is now,” Zhe said.

So he banked on the outfit’s elegant long, loose and draped silhouettes to craft garments that remain decidedly modern – rooted in street culture and today’s high fashion.

One look included a wide-collared cerulean blue suit jacket and skirt, with fabric gathered around the waist and hanging down either side. In another, there was a wrap-around navy blue short-sleeved shirt with matching wide-leg pants decorated with sketches of bones.

The first chapter was Fall 2022, which also had a life and death theme. Other carryovers included hand laundered, jersey and denim fabrics.

For about seven years, Sankuanz has been creating fashion through a Western lens.

“Now, maybe we’re trying to step back and take an inside look at our own roots and put them back at the heart of the brand,” Zhe said. The striking fashion now comes from there.

Hazel J. Edmonds

The author Hazel J. Edmonds