Futuristic looks marked the first runway show for Justin Yu-Ying Chou’s latest venture, Just In XX. Chou made his name after graduating the Domus Academy in Milan with the 2013 launch of his line, Just In Case, focused on street cultural diversity. Dubbed Taiwan’s most rebellious designer, Chou was deemed ELLE‘s New Talent Award in 2015. Now Chou has experimented with a different take on streetwear by incorporating traditional Taiwanese elements into his aesthetic.
The Just In XX Fall/Winter ’18 collection featured everything from calligraphy to posh berets paired with Mad Max-style baggy garments. Chou himself defined the collection as “East cultural bond with Western structures,” and that concept was definitely present on the catwalk.
The men’s and womenswear show featured androgynous deconstructed pieces that seemed to have been demolished in some sort of accident. Rope tassels hang as though accidentally cut, and a playful take on a classic Parisian outfit is catapulted into the future with kaleidoscope glasses. The standout look of the collection was a seafoam green pebbled pant, top, and jacket outfit that glided down the runway with sheer grace.
Just In XX is a fresh take on fashion, and adds an unexpected element to winter looks.