Photographer: Eric Tai
Creative Director & Stylist: Eames Wan
Models: Sean Cheung & Mardy
This season, ALPHASTYLE designer Ivan Chan has been working remotely in his Hong Kong home for his latest Spring/Summer 2022 collection. He has taken great inspiration from the surrounding natural environment around Hong Kong. The collection sees Chan charter a journey from the muted tone of concrete jungle to the lusciously oasis accented in vibrant colors. By utilizes silky touch fabrics to serve as a fundamental for this season’s repertoire, the collection presented loose silhouettes, exuding an overwhelming sense of comfort.
The collection titled “NATURE”, embodies comfort in tailoring and materials, to ensure modern and relaxed silhouettes, bringing a contemporary aesthetic to vintage shapes. For SS22, comfort serves as a significant focus, exploring the concept through the interplay of silhouette and material. Chan continuing his thoughtful approach to sportswear and modern Luxury apparel, the seasonal range focuses on progress with a display of streetwear developments. Women’s looks like cropped shirt and midi skirt are constructed of silky touch tencel-blended and luxury suit fabrics. While men’s styles employ oversized silhouette sheathing with the integration of soft knit and functional materials.
Joining its signature melding cutting-edge technical innovation with artisanal techniques, the SS22 collection features a mud-treated silk called Gambiered Canton gauze, as known as "xiang-yun-shā”, one of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of China. Deemed as a "national treasure" kind of fabric, the gambiered Canton gauze is unique to Guangdong Province, underscore the season’s luxurious motif.