Ziggy Chen Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 at Paris Men’s Fashion Week
Vigorous Clumsiness, these are the words behind the name of the new collection. The research of the inspiration carries Chen on a journey through old and clumsy objects. Ziggy Chen Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 is a stand-alone collection but enters the evolutionary ﬂow of Ziggy Chen’s poetics in which the fabric material and the dress object connect past and future in an eternal becoming.
In VIGLUMSY the language and essence of garment making are reﬁned and embellished with new details and techniques never tried before. We ﬁnd pieces with teared-up eﬀects, fragmented patterns and erratic folds. Innovation and solidity go hand in hand while maintaining the spirit of the previous collections in a continuous and gentle evolutionary and research process.
The key fabric of the collection, although Winter is always associated with heavy materials, is linen; the favourite fabric of the designer. We ﬁnd linen and hemp combined with wool ﬁbres of diﬀerent thicknesses, cashmere and high-quality cotton. Velvet is introduced for the ﬁrst time in quite a while. Two ﬁne velveteen fabrics are made exclusively for VIGLUMSY: printed and striped, crumpled and trimmed to create a fuzzy pattern with a complex sheen.
The colours, like the ﬁbres, are borrowed from Nature; crimson and tan, which are added alongside the signature olive green. The graphics are extensions of past collections’ themes with signature printing techniques, also diﬀerent types of stripes characterising Ziggy Chen Fall Winter 2023 – 2024.
VIGLUMSY is a Men/Women’s collection in which the garments share the same spirit with diﬀerent silhouettes.
Styling: Noey Park MUA: Amélie Komaneko Casting: Lucien Casting
Music, Video, Photography: Alessandro Tinelli
Production: Spooky Actions
PR: Federica Tattoli + Public Image PR Art Direction: Ziggy Chen
Camera: Tomas Smith