Without knowing it, fashion designer, Si Chan, has created the jacket of my dreams. Chan designed a menswear line for Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 “which makes use of series of hand movement especially hug to express how the (dis) connection between people to people and the loneliness by my experience.” I don’t need Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. This is Jeremy’s Amazing Single-Color (Green) Dream Coat, and I love it.
I was tipped off to the existence of this magical jacket by that fashionista, Delme Rosser. Here it is again (above) without my sandwich head sticking out. The invisible model really emphasizes that sense of disconnect and loneliness. Chan provides additional keywords that serve as talking points for his collection. These include: “Hugs,” “Communication,” “Interesting,” “Fun,” “flourishing,” “a bit implication of sex,” “comfort,” “to be protected,” “to be surrounded,” ‘to cherish,” “warmth,” “memory,” “happiness,” “childhood,” “lifetime,” and “Let go”.
I think he forgot to include “fierce”. The gentleman pictured on the catwalk above is appearing on next season’s new cycle of America’s Next Top Ginger Walking While Hugged by a Muppet (Executive Produced by Tyra Banks, of course).
Jokes aside, the entire collection is really wonderful. Chan writes:
Interaction and communication are the actions to express love and depart from loneliness between human beings. “Hands” are the key point of the collection, as a very figurative [way] to express this abstract idea. Moreover, this small collection is developed like a short story of life. The six outfits represent their own stories and meanings respectively.
Yes, there are more coats! Click through to see them all!
Here’s more from Si Chan on the emotional intent underlying his wearable art:
In order to make people feel warm and hugged, some of the clothes would be padded. The hands (gloves) would be adding ways to make it looks puffy [like] childish soft toys. Some pieces are also to keep repeating a certain part (for example, sleeves) to make people feel full and not alone, or enlarge the scale by magnifying a certain part on clothes, which makes people feel a sense of relief.