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SLEEK selected some of their best looks and styled them with adidas Originals Campus

Clothes, Xander Zhou. Shoes, adidas Originals Campus

Xander Zhou

The Beijing-based designer made history when he became the first Chinese menswear designer to be part of London Fashion Week Men’s. Inspired by youth subcultures and gender fluidity, his AW17 collection, entitled “I’m Carrying a Secret Weapon,” was intended to make a comment on Asia’s position in the world.

Clothes, Sean Suen. Shoes, adidas Originals Campus

Sean Suen

Originally educated in fine art painting, the menswear designer meshes a love of tailoring born from his period of training in London, with a distinctive Eastern flair from his native China. SLEEK styled his distinctively boxy overcoat with a pair of adidas Originals Campus.

Clothes, Julia Seemann. Shoes, adidas Originals Campus

Julia Seemann

A VFILES alumni, the Swiss-born Seemann chose Berlin and an accompanying soundtrack of the city’s finest techno to showcase her AW17 collection. Eighties maximalism was the order of the day, with blinged-out earrings and PVC boots styled over sportier separates.

Clothes, Chin Mens. Shoes, adidas Originals Campus

Chin Mens

The Taiwanese designer first burst onto the scene with his SS16 collection inspired by the 1950s Parisian trans community. Chin looked at Victorian era undergarments as a starting point for his most recent collection, presented at Paris Men’s fashion week – check out the romantic collection here.

Clothes, Hardeman. Shoes, adidas Originals Campus

Hardeman

Jeans might be everyday garments, but Sophie Hardeman creates styles from humble denim that are far from safe. She first caught the industry’s attention when she showed at the VFILES AW16 show and SLEEK recently interviewed the young talent abut her gender-free brand.

Clothes, Ottolinger. Shoes, adidas Originals Campus

Ottolinger

Design duo Crista Bösch and Cosima Gadient are not easy to pin down. They hail from Switzerland, have previously shown in New York (also with VFILES), and for AW17 did a presentation in Paris. However, they currently call Berlin home, and have enlisted 032c’s Marc Goehring as a stylist, ensuring their aesthetic is firmly rooted in the German capital. We love what they do, so you can see all the looks from their latest collection here.

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