Sometimes trying to embrace your heritage when living in another culture can have disastrous consequences. This designer is about to show us why.By Yvette EThe colors were bold with hues of goldenrod, fuchsia, turquoise and rich blues. The use of textured fabric also gave a quilt vibe but those were the only highlights of a boxy collection with too many Asian elements.For men, the designer did think “out of the box” but ot seems that some elements should have been left behind.

The boxy suits would have worked without the unnecessary embellishments. The trim on the pant leg seems added as an afterthought.

The Chinese luck badges seem out of place. This collection makes us think the “less is more” mantra of a normcorist may have some truth.

Then we have the Harajuku badges of Japanese fame where there should be pockets.I want that hat though.For women, each piece can be worn separately better than together where it becomes more like a costume then clothes.

The Harajuku badges are misplaces on the chest bringing attention to the an area most women don’t want men to focus on.The pant skirt combo is a great concept and we don’t mind the Chinese embroidery fabric but the skirt with fringe, and a very floral (India) motif is overwhelming.

I liked the designer’s smile but he needs to realize that being Asian Canadian means that you are a part of two worlds and nothing is wrong; pick an identity and your designs will be a true representation of yourself.

Happy Friyay! 💋

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