Wenhai Su is a Chinese menswear designer recently graduated from ArtEZ University (The Netherlands). As an outsider living in Europe, Wenhai has developed a very personal vision observing the gap between these two worlds to create his work.

This collection titled ‘Crystal Blinkers’ is a reflection of my fragmented impressions about my Chinese culture in the multi-layered world I have constructed for myself. Living as an outsider in Europe, I often feel myself losing spiritual connection with my homeland, I experienced this distance on a creative level, which made me develop a very personal and sensitive vision to observe the gap between the two worlds. In the process of deconstructing second-hand garments, I constantly try to connect this flowing clothing language with my consciousness, emotions, and memories.

Photographer: Michaël Smits @michael_smits
Stylist/Art Director: Sanan Gasanov  @gasanan_sanan
Model: Jaap Blankespoor @jaapblankespoor
Make-up: Jenneke Croubels @jennekecroubels
Designer: Wenhai Su @wenhaiwenhai