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“SANKUANZ’s Latest Collection, “Dancer in the Void,” Blends Eastern And Western Influences, Highlighting Dakinis-Inspired Fashion And Cultural Fusion.”



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“SANKUANZ’s Latest Collection, “Dancer in the Void,” Blends Eastern And Western Influences, Highlighting Dakinis-Inspired Fashion And Cultural Fusion.”

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“SANKUANZ’s Latest Collection, “Dancer in the Void,” Blends Eastern And Western Influences, Highlighting Dakinis-Inspired Fashion And Cultural Fusion.”


DANCER IN THE VOID
SANKUANZ’s Fusion of Fashion and Mysticism





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Shangguan Zhe



Shangguan Zhe

Creative Director

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This season, the fashion world is captivated by SANKUANZ’s latest collection, a profound exploration inspired by the Dakinis—mystical deities revered across various Asian cultures. These entities embody duality, showcasing both compassion and destruction, beauty and intimidation. Through this collection, SANKUANZ delves into the profound depths of these deities’ natures, blending their silent and wrathful forms to explore the concept of personal freedom. The intense aggression and unbridled beauty of the Dakinis serve as a metaphor for the boundless potential within us all, encouraging a journey of self-discovery and liberation.

At the heart of SANKUANZ’s collection lies a masterful reinterpretation of traditional Western tailoring, seamlessly infused with the oversized, wrapped garments characteristic of various Asian costumes. This unique fusion creates an aesthetic that is both innovative and evocative. Crossed collars and fronts, hip-hugging belts, and voluminous, elongated sleeves redefine the silhouette of suits, jackets, and workwear pieces. Extended collars, which flow from the neckline down the sleeve to the cuff, echo the elegant drape of wrap shawls, merging sophistication with functionality. This innovative tailoring narrative not only pays homage to diverse cultural elements but also sets a new standard in contemporary fashion.

Denim takes centre stage in this season’s collection, with unfinished hems and sleek nylon mimicking its rugged texture. This staple fabric is elevated by luxurious materials such as silk jacquards and taffetas, reminiscent of intricate Chinese brocade. SANKUANZ masterfully juxtaposes these rich Asian motifs with bold Western plaids and the brand’s signature camo print, creating a vibrant tapestry of textures and patterns. This interplay of fabrics and prints celebrates cultural diversity while maintaining a cohesive and distinctive identity.

Jewellery in this collection transcends mere adornment, transforming the body into a canvas for symbolic expression. Earrings, bracelets, and armbands are designed to evoke the inner demons often associated with the Dakinis, featuring motifs of decorative fangs and claws. Traditional knotting techniques are showcased in oversized necklaces and earrings plated in gold, highlighting ancient craftsmanship in a modern context. A standout piece is a pendant of clustered horse-eye gems forming a dagger’s hilt, capturing the essence of ritual objects and imbuing the collection with profound spiritual significance.

The iconic dagger motif, a hallmark of SANKUANZ, is prominently featured in the collection’s shoes and bags. The ‘Dagger Boots’ have been reimagined, melding sneaker elements with high heels and boots to create a unique hybrid of comfort and high fashion. A new addition to the collection is the boho bag, crafted from suede or translucent materials and adorned with the distinctive dagger detail. These innovative designs expand the range of iconic ‘Dagger Bags’, blending practicality with avant-garde aesthetics and solidifying SANKUANZ’s reputation for pushing the boundaries of fashion design.

The show was accompanied by a mesmerizing soundtrack from Amandalaom, a collaborative project between SANKUANZ and experimental musician Wang Fan. This wordless meditation resonates with energy, striving to bridge the current era with those of the past. The collaboration adds a rich auditory dimension to the visual spectacle, creating an immersive experience transcending time and space.
SANKUANZ’s “Dancer in the Void” collection is a bold and evocative exploration of cultural fusion and personal freedom. Drawing inspiration from the mystical Dakinis and incorporating elements from Eastern and Western traditions, the collection challenges conventional fashion norms and invites us to reflect on the complexities of identity and self-expression. With its innovative tailoring, rich fabrics, symbolic jewelry, and mixed aesthetics, “Dancer in the Void” sets a new standard in contemporary fashion, celebrating the beauty of diversity and the power of individuality.


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“SANKUANZ’s Latest Collection, “Dancer in the Void,” Blends Eastern And Western Influences, Highlighting Dakinis-Inspired Fashion And Cultural Fusion.”






C R E D I T S
Creative Director — Shangguan Zhe
Casting — Troy Casting
Hair Stylist — Michaël Delmas @ Total World
Makeup Artist — Claudia Malavasi @ WM-Management
Casting Directors — Manon Sassy
Production — Experential/H
Runway Videographer — Cassian Thomas De Cruz
Runway Photography — Giovanni Giovanni
Creative Consultant — Blake Abbie





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