Max.tan FW 16-17 Cloistered Collection

Experiments with quirk cuts and expanding on extremely simple ideas, define the MAX.TAN language. Maximizing on minimalistic ideas, the collections evoke a serene universe nuanced with a rebellious spirit. Masculinity and femininity are crafted into each collection. Infused with a touch of contemporary art, the garments play with volume, modified shapes and use, oversized, undersized, deconstruction, reconstruction and transformation. These factors form the underlying DNA of MAX.TAN. The label advocates an alternative and quiet fashion lifestyle; a free spirit who dresses to please no one but herself.  

In the absence of peace, everything ceases to exist. The universal formula of peace remains a divisive issue. Humans believe in the efficacy of two opposite extremes - military and religion, to attain peace. We live in the wold where different ideologies strive for the same ideals. When different beliefs are in search of a common ground, possibilities are endless.

Fall/Winter 2016-17 explores the spirit for co-existence in a society’s paradigm of peace. Drawing inspiration from two different sets of uniforms, the collection transcends military and religious norms. Vulnerability is seen between seams secured with hardware tools. Fragility is revealed with an exercised sense of control. A continuous composition of the opposites, it is about the strong and the weak, the peace and the violence, the freedom and the seclusion. 

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