Ke Zhang presented his menswear collection at the Academy of Art University 2016 Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco on May 11th, 2016. Zhang, B.F.A. Menswear Design, was born in Taizhou in Zhejiang China and grew up in Taizhou, Beijing, and Guangzhou. While at the Academy of Art University, Zhang completed a paid internship with the North Face.
His technical ability paired with his knowledge of fabrics has been a driving factor for his design career thus far. Zhang also boasts his ability in tailoring, corsetry and casual wear. Inspired by Korean- American Artist Do Ho Suh, the garments in his collection were influenced by Suh’s translucent fabrics sculptures. The collection is made up of extremely light-weight, see-through fabrics such as organdy, which were designed with interesting seaming details. Many of the pieces in the collection are pajama inspired slim fitting silhouette garments such as the 1900s men’s undergarments inspired leggings.
Photos Source: Academy of Art University