William Fan - BERLIN FALL 2021
William Fan considered his values when creating his fall 2021 collection.
The designer, who has Chinese roots, is in close contact with his suppliers and production sites in Asia and normally visits them twice a year. His creative process was always closely linked to these trips, but this season everything was different: Fan’s designs are now inspired by stimuli in his direct, local environment. “By simply being present you get to meet new people and you take a closer look at your own city,” says the Berliner. “The special features that otherwise blur in everyday life become valuable and get a new shine.”
As in each of his collections, he concerned himself with contrast and balance this season. An almost conservative-looking striped blouse and a saturnine red sequined men’s robe illustrate the wide spectrum of the collection. The play between reality and escape continued in the palette and prints: colors such as dark blue, black, khaki, and white contrasted with emerald green, deep red, and lilac. The collection’s most striking looks were the pleated evening dresses and coats with miniature sequins. Fan hopes that they invite fantasy and evoke optimism. “I don’t believe in fast trends and hype. The faster life gets, the more straightforward and classic I position myself,” he said.