It can’t be denied that there was elegance in the air in Xu Zhi’s SS16 lookbook, but it’s that of such fervency one must touch it to know it. Hand weaving is the long-serving charm in fashion that Xu Zhi keeps coming back to. Inadvertent grace is ever-present borne by his at-ease handcraft, while the knitted satin poetry glides along vivid saturation. With craft in the most tangible sense, this fresh-out-of-Saint Martins graduate is handing out a reassuring answer to how he may grapple a thread-bound intrigue for London.
Xu Zhi SS16, photography by Theresa Mar