The innovative menswear brand, oqLiq, from Taiwan returned with a virtual and completely digitized show at NYFW: The Shows to premier their FW21 collection. The collection “Natural Blessing,” was a continuation of their Spring/Summer collection released in September. It featured men’s pieces that are also gender-neutral focused on a color palette inspired by nature. The video that was presented transports guests to another world. The fashion show commences on what appears to be an infinity-sign-shaped spaceship that would act as the brand’s metal gravity-defying catwalk. The creative team focused on technical design and new-tech materials with utilitarian features such as zippered pockets that are stylish yet functional to face the Pandemic’s “new normal.” The video highlighted the collection utilizing realistic 3D CAD animation allowing viewers to peep into the future.
An outerwear piece with architectural zippered pockets will keep a mask or hand sanitizer easily accessible but can easily transition to function for a passport for your next trip to Mars. oqLiq showcased a wearable collection with versatile pieces that can be worn in a variety of settings and great attention to details like the inclusion of their signature curved zippers on trench coats, deep pockets, and hidden buttons. Pieces from this collection were designed to sustain various weather scenarios from a cool breeze to a rain shower. Nature-inspired hues dominated the collection: olive, navy, khaki, taupe and black, with layered pieces a few shades both darker and lighter and a number of pops of vibrant citrus orange. Fabrics and textiles used throughout the collection will be Polartec, nylon, poly, and cotton, although for our viewing pleasure they are 100% pixel today. Though traditionally menswear, oqLiq wanted to expand on their successful debut a couple of seasons ago at NYFW: The Shows with a unisex approach, staying true to gender neutrality in the fashion industry.