Inspired by the military, Necessity Sense unveils its latest collection, named “Closed Window.” The collection draws on the military experience of Steve Hsieh, Necessity Sense’s designer and youngest of three brothers, a time the brand describes as “a self-reflective period in closed quarters, yet a window to enlightenment.”
But the military influence in Necessity Sense’s collection goes beyond personal experience, taking notes from the late Chinese vocalist Tom Chang, whose music plays a major part in the Taiwanese youth in military camps. Necessity Sense borrows Chang’s “open-minded spirit”, which went against the current in the capitalist music industry, as well as his unconventional the on style, which blurred the line of pre-established notions of genders and defied the conventional ideals of manliness. Necessity Sense is choosing to honour Chang’s legacy with its designs, taking his iconic retro style as a standpoint and “placing it in today’s modern and technologically-influenced world.”
“Closed Window” “incorporates a futuristic twist with innovative fabrics, featuring neon green highlights on dark staple colours alongside detailed embroidery and iconic album artwork designs. Including a selection of jackets inspired by formal military wear and Chinese heritage style.” It also “showcases items with original illustrations by Taiwanese artist, Yan Jenh Fah, known for being one of Taiwan’s [pioneer] movie poster painters,” as well nods to Tom Chang’s musical influences in its leather accessories.
all clothing. Necessity Sense AW18
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