Colorful SS2022 overflows happines and recycling spirit
Talking about Angus Chiang always means talking about a menswear label full of colours and enjoyment. However, this time, its creator definitely raised standard as never before by really catching on sustainability on its new collection. Released on early February, its jaw dropping Spring/Summer 2022 “Re-Cycle-Me”, made out of scraps, fabric remnants and old clothes, blowed everybody’s mind with the brand’s unique sense of aesthetic, humor and joviality.
In order to develop it, creative team got inspiration from the “Recycling and Sorting of Trash” that have been implemented in Taiwan for many years (country where the brand comes from). That’s why its design ideas not only added details such as fabric that looks like the materials, images, and slogans of trash bags, but also infused the shapes and colors of trash collectors. Moreover, bright colours such as blue, yellow, green, brown, and fluorescent orange, not forgetting little touches of magenta, composes this season palette. The shape, folds and volume of garbage bags were also a source of creativity. Pockets were, for example, infused with shape of the handle of garbage bags. In the other hand, when designing prints, apart from commonly seen garbage sorting icons, fish bones, bones, and apple cores were used too.
In conclusion, an extravagant but full of character proposal, for both men and wowen, that has a lot to say about new environmental politics (related to sustainability) and the incredible potential leftover fabrics still have.