Emerging Designer Spotlight: Max.Tan Spring/Summer 2015
Max Tan describes himself as a garment engineer rather than a fashion designer. That's why you'll see his androgynous collection built from his conceptual prowess, taking clean, tailored silhouettes and evolving them into exaggerated shapes, deconstructed elements and doing what he likes to call "maximizing on minimalistic." For this Singapore-based label, it's about a clean point-of-view. Spring/Summer 2015 is a focused black and white story with the smallest dose of neon. Clean, but enhanced styles are playful and forward like the voluminous skirts, oversized shorts and garments that lay on the body due to a solid drape. He's also introduced hybrid garments with raw edges to easily, yet cleverly transform one garment into another. On his shirtdress, the hem extends into a jacket bodice and the sleeves are joined with excess fabric to hang with ease, creating a two-pieces into one.