For AW14 Haizhen Wang builds on his signature aesthetic which is critically acclaimed for it’s precise tailoring, immaculate craftsmanship and couture finishing. Haizhen cites cultural feminism, philosophy theory and modern architecture as influence in his designs.
The Haizhen Wang AW14 collection plays with contrast, juxtaposing light and shadow. The collection research began with a haunting photograph of a girl on her knees, taken from behind, the image shows dots of shadow cast along her spine. This led to an exploration of the body frame, specifically the spine as the core of the whole body.
The juxtaposition of dark and light plays tribute to Haizhen’s sophisticated feminism, here executed with a polished edge, portraying a strong female character who carries the tailored looks with confidence.
The monochromatic palette provides the perfect backdrop for Haizhen’s rich textural exploration. Signature outerwear is realised in leather with herringbone and houndstooth accents, while Haizhen provides a modern update on the leather pant with a slouchy silhouette. Bespoke macramé neckpieces, and Haizhen’s signature leather gloves add a ladylike insouciance to the collection, while pointed boots offer a redux on the iconic twist heeled styles from SS14.
For SS14 Haizhen Wang is stocked in; Con De Jone – Hong Kong, Meimei – Chengdu, TNC – Chengdu, Dong Liang – Shanghai/Beijing, Catie Lo – Shanghai, Serious- Guangzhou, One Fifteen – Taiwan, Number 4 – Kuwait, Desert son of Santa – United States, Morgan Kylee – United States.