Feeling like you’ve just stepped into Chinese Laundry for a banquet meal (which just so happens to be the location for his promotional Fashion Film), this season, Wan Hung invited his guests to join him in an early celebration of theHainanese Chinese New Year for his formal debut presentation at London Fashion Week Men’s.

Once again, showing his fondness and nostalgia for his native Hainan Island in China as previously seen in his S/S 17 presentation, Wan Hung cleverly juxtaposed the natural beauty of Hainan for a more urban contemporary man. Bringing a piece of paradise into the everyday modern man’s wardrobe.

Doing what he knows best, we saw a reinvention of the classical silhouettes seen in tailoring through textile and print development. This season, traditional Chinese Tang Suit Robes given a Western twist with traditional complex Chinese knitting combined with innovative fabrics such as glitter fabric and high tech wadding. Prints were developed into designs from the Chinese character for ‘Good Luck’, which were united across the collection in a colour palette of red, silver, gold and tropical blues.

With the day after the final shows for London Men’s Fashion Week – 10thJanuary – marking a year since the loss of style icon David Bowie, it’s clear to see his influence continue to inspire young creatives from the white and black PVC disco platforms, cropped flare denim pants to the glisten of glitter among cheekbones and the back of model’s hair.

Yet another impressive collection for the designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2014 as we see him continuing to nurture his sense of self-identity with his longing for his home island back in Hainan.

Heather Ibberson