Last Taiwanese longan cake in Paris, just before the pandemic hit, it hosted a basketball game. As for its return and official entry for the first time, followed by a post-match press conference, branded microphones and all.
On a call, Michael and Steve Hsieh, who co-founded the brand with brother Richard, explained that the season is a retelling of a pivotal moment in their high school careers, as the school marching band. cheer on their basketball team on their way to the final season of the Championship Game. They lost but ended up leaving as a tight-knit group, as shown in the movie playing their way whose jokes and musical passions go head-to-head before coming together.
Thus, the blend of the formalism of the band uniform with the de rigueur jersey of the ball game and the extra-large shorts, with a touch of the old-timey aesthetic of musician Andre 3000. Crochet, is used for panels or entire tracksuits, is a nod to the Hsieh brothers’ hometown of Kaohsiung, a major international port in southern Taiwan, and their family’s relationship to the fishing industry. catch fish.
Stand out are silhouettes where the legitimacy of sportswear is tested by tailoring, such as A-shirts with long mesh sleeves, paired with loose shorts; a “little black suit” with a hemline and diagonal leg outline, or marbled banana trousers.
Elsewhere, the trousers are too wide, most evident in a boiler suit made to look like a shirt tucked into the bottom like a skort, giving the impression of gender fluidity. . That makes this sportswear corner feel new.
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