JAREL ZHANG Fall Winter 18-19 collection is inspired by human curiosity and desire for the exploration of the unknown world. With the theme “Wherever you are”, Jarel wants to express that no matter where you are, no matter what you are facing, you need to have the courage to face, overcome, and explore.
In terms of the fabric selection for this season, Jarel has boldly chosen mirror effect leather and printed down feather fabric as the main materials, which makes the pieces cold resistant in autumn and winter while also giving them a sense of science and technology. Some pieces were also hand-painted by Jarel. Meanwhile, this season further expands the product structures and categories. While retaining the sense of design, it breaks the boundaries of different shapes, genders, ages, and people, making it suitable for more people to wear.
With a presentation full of mystery; tents, lamp posts, and a blue background projected around the space, Jarel Zhang creates the atmosphere of an unknown world. The models explore their ways forward into this unknown and mysterious world, holding compasses, carrying bags, wearing hiking shoes, and holding lamps; Jarel turned the presentation into a play full of artistry.
The sense of science and technology is in every detail of the 18AW series, such as the blue and yellow patterns hand-painted by Jarel, the structural division of large silhouettes, and the three-dimensional design, which shows how Jarel made a complete plan and design for this mysterious space.
About Jarel Zhang > www.jarelzhangstudio.com
Born in China and educated in London, Jarel Zhang received a master’s degree from Northumbria University. Later, Jarel Zhang received a second master degrees in Textile Design from Chelsea College of Art and Design. He was invited to show his SS18 collection during New York Fashion Week in the official schedule. He was also supported by British Fashion Council to join the London Fashion Week official showroom. This season, he joined the official Paris Fashion Week Womenswear official presentation schedule.
Photography: (c) Jinyun (c) Thomas Dossou
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