Fashion brand SEAN SUEN presented the Fall Winter 2023.24 Collection with a show held on January 19th during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection is inspired by the endless mountains of Daliang, deep into the vast and open land sought after by the nation of the orient, to explore the most primitive and pure touch of human life and all things in nature. The confusion and restlessness from living in a city of modern culture are implicated and disturbed by endless external forces, as if an insignificant cry, obstructed by the buildings.
The Yi people of Daliang is an ethnic minority group who came from the snow in the fairy tale. The myths and beliefs here all but manifest the simple and tenacious characteristics of this nation. SEAN SUEN, full of respect for the traditional culture of the oriental nation, takes clothing such as the “Pizhan” that the Yi people use to keep out of the cold through the ages, and the “Tuta” that was used for war knives in ancient times, and uses contemporary fashion tailoring techniques to integrate them into the design of this series. The extensive use of cold-proof fabrics such as leather and wool, reenacts the original life form and appeal of the nation, and at the same time hopes to provide the wearer with a better wearing experience in the harsh winter. Black is used throughout the colour scheme, embellished with high- saturated colours specific to the nation’s aesthetic traits, creating a visual impact that is the spiritual resonance produced between the Daliang Mountain full of rolling black rocks and the oriental nation of fiery emotions. The accessories draw on their admiration for natural spirits. They engrave the sun, the moon, and the stars; the flowers, birds, fish, and grass; the mountains, rivers and trees on silver ornaments, and then grant various good wishes. SEAN SUEN added Yi silver pectoral and collar ornaments to the Autumn/Winter inter series, wishing the moving silver bells clang like the long ringing of the creatures that will lead us to the true and final refuge of the soul. – from Sean Suen
Clothing is one of the important carriers of national culture and artistic aesthetics. The SEAN SUEN Fall Winter 2023.24 series hopes to ponder upon together with the wearer the intrinsic quality of human being’s self-awareness through the lens of an ancient oriental culture, and experience the most authentic beauty from all creatures.