Quoc Thang is a fashion designer and visual artist that, since graduating at the Rietveld Academy, has worked in Shanghai, Berlin and Paris. An eagerly awaited return to Amsterdam was rewarded this evening when he presented his first independent collection ‘Ieder Einder’ at AIFW Downtown.
As the lights dimmed on the top floor of the unique De Waag Society (an historical skippers building in Amsterdam) the totality of his work became apparent. You could almost feel the waft from seagulls wings through your hair as a supposedly salty tide licked your heels; ‘Ieder Einder’ is a collection centred around the sea, and Quoc does not just design clothing articles, he creates complete experiences.
‘Ieder Einder’ consists of both female as male designs and combines a British Oliver Twist-ness with luminous constellation prints and mathematically designed folds (a skipper's compass?).
As his designs filled the rope-entwined scaffolding (built around the stage), it was not hard to see that his sturdy sailors jackets and fluidly flowing forms could weather any storm.
'Ieder Einder' is available at Margriet Nannings in Amsterdam