The Asian-American designer rescues some of his childhood repressions related to his sexual orientation and translates them into new designs.
Through sensual graphics and daring silhouettes, Chet Lo exposed some of his deepest secrets at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London without leaving behind the essence that has made him one of the most prominent emerging designers on the international scene. Among tight-fitting ensembles and semi-transparent textures, we could find a clear futuristic inspiration that materialised in the form of hair ornaments, kissing figures and three-dimensional dresses. His signature instantly recognisable pointy designs are updated in the form of hoodies and sweatshirts, short-sleeved tops, long skirts, minis and midis and sleeveless jackets.
In an exclusive interview with Hypebeast, Chet Lo said that “this season I’ve been looking a lot at my queer sensuality and ideas of sexuality in Asian culture. There are references to shibari, shunga and the erotic art of ancient China. I grew up wanting to fit into the white standard of beauty and I never saw an appreciation of Asian beauty reflected in porn, unless it was extremely fetishised. That’s why in this collection I wanted to celebrate everything that surrounds Asian sexuality and communicate that we are beautiful, rather than a fetish, and that we shouldn’t be aware that we don’t fit into this white, moustache and mask-centric idea of beauty.”
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