Sunday, 6 October 2013

the genesis of gender

'God put the Man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed
one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. God then used the
rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and
presented her to the Man', Genesis 2:21-22

Singaporean accomplished talent Max Tan keeps on exploring
the relationship between masculine and feminine through his
signature inventive and playful cuts (just click on his tag to see
his crackerjack works). Max's latest womenswear collection
has its genesis in the Genesis, the first book of the Bible telling
the stories of the creation of the world and the dawn of mankind:
following the 'woman-fashioned-out-of-man' inspiration, he
developed a women's collection out of menswear.

campaign pictures 1 > 4 © by Nicky Loh, style by Max Tan & Zhiying Yuan

”By deconstructing elements of menswear and reintroducing
them into the garments, menswear classics are reworked
into structured jackets, tailored shirts and timeless pieces

 to create a season of season-less clothes” the collection's
press statement reads ”with Genesis, Max Tan takes precise
care in the details of construction while creatively 
contrasting proportions through intelligent design”

The 'Genesis' s/s 2014 RTW collection provides through
cuts, shapes and details an exhaustive range of men's
outfits totally reconstructed, reinterpreted or even morphed
into distinctively feminine garments. A great parade of
exaggerated and slashed sleeves, collared oversized
jackets, asymmetrical caftan-like and toga shirt dresses,
cuffed jumpsuits and swallow-tailed vests worn over
handkerchief skirts or harem and palazzo pants with
curious hybrid creations such as a 'jumpsuit shirt dress
romper' and a three-piece black-tie look morphed 
into a single piece oversized jacket.

Cross-dressing boyfriend's clothes is run-of-the-mill for
the women of this world yet it has rarely been so cute,
wide-brimmed hats too. Hats off to you Max!

> all images courtesy of Max Tan <

1 comment:

  1. I want to listen to Woodkid's I love you while viewing this :) .

    The video has the black and white, the wide-brimmed hats and ... love.