What's the story? In 2012, after 12 successful years at Decoster, the face behind one of China's oldest fashion brands created his eponymous menswear label. Shanghai-based Ziggy Chen is all about contrast: blending old with new, East with West.
Why we love it: "We wanted to add something that doesn't exist in regular collections," says Chen. His capsule collection features androgynous tailoring and designs inspired by Chinese garments from the 17th and 18th centuries. A new pinstripe print features on the bulk of items, and raw fabrics give the modern cuts an old-world feel. It's a lightweight, casual but striking collection for the modern-day dandy.
What we'd pick: there are no wacky surprises in this capsule; dark linens and modal fabrics cover waistcoats, long culottes and jackets, with a few token asymmetrical hems and jaggedly cut jerseys. We love the laissez-faire combos of the duo-layer cotton-linen blazer (HK$8,300) with cotton-linen harem pants (HK$5,200; both right), and the collarless linen-cotton vest (HK$4,900) and pinstripe cotton-linen blazer (HK$8,300; both top).
Where can you get it? The collection is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central.