Max.Tan is not a new name in the fashion industry anymore. It´s a brand defined not only by draping, soft geometric forms of modified Asian cut, but with the ability to unify opposites, at first sight even extreme contrasts like for example poetry and avant-garde, in a harmonious way. This time, for his official 12th collection, these opposites were defined by militarism and religion. What can be the conjunctive point between those two?  Strive for the universal peace, becoming a true longing.

"In the absence of peace, everything ceases to exist. The universal formula of peace remains a divisive issue. Humans believe in the efficacy of two opposite extremes – military and religion, to attain peace. We live in the wold where different ideologies strive for the same ideals. When different beliefs are in search of a common ground, possibilities are endless. Fall/Winter 2016-17 explores the spirit for co-existence in a society’s paradigm of peace. Drawing inspiration from two different sets of uniforms, the collection transcends military and religious norms. Vulnerability is seen between seams secured with hardware tools. Fragility is revealed with an exercised sense of control. A continuous composition of the opposites, it is about the strong and the weak, the peace and the violence, the freedom and the seclusion", as designer described his point in the collection´s official statement.

/ original images courtesy of max.tan /

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