XB OFCL AW17
The AW17 collection by XB OFCL, titled “CITIZEN”, is a sartorial statement to the current political climate. Founded by Brandon Sun, known for his luxury womenswear, the debut range is made up of deconstructed and reconstructed pieces with signature brutalist hardware details.
Sun incorporates nylon, heavy canvas and distressed denim into oversized and elongated silhouettes. Consisting of elevated outerwear like a cropped shearling jacket, heavy duty parka and biker jacket, as well as novel pieces such as a a bullet proof vest, the collection looks luxurious despite its dystopian theme.
To highlight the ominous state of affairs, the fabrics experience several washing, distressing, dyeing and assembling. The model is styled with dangling straps and hardware chains that further accentuate the rugged details.
Sun’s was granted the CFDA National Design Scholarship in 2005 and awarded “Designer of the Year” at Parsons School of Design the following year. His womens collections have been stocked by global retailers like Neiman Marcus, Boon the Shop and Bergdorf Goodman and there’s no doubt that XB OFCL will see the same success.