Peacebird Brings Chinese Streetwear Stateside for FW19

Peacebird Brings Chinese Streetwear Stateside for FW19

Hailing from China, fashion brand Peacebird Men showcases their latest collection at NYFW.

Hailing from China, fashion brand Peacebird Men showcases their latest collection at NYFW.

Photography: CJ Rivera

Text: Mayzie Hopkins

Chinese brand, Peacebird Men, showcased their heavily charcoal-toned Fall/Winter collection at this year’s NYFW. The dark and mainly color void pieces were adorned with multiple metal-chained body bags, studded gloves and an occasional fur baseball cap. Although the muted tones throughout the collection could have been repetitive, Peacebird redeemed themselves in the form of texture and print.

The amount of tartan was bold. Its noticeable re-occurring presence gave the collection an addition of depth and acted like charming background noise against the subtler and less vivacious pieces. Models were seen wearing tartan pants, reminiscent of pajamas but thankfully not quite, full tartan body suits complete with gloves, and raised collared shirts sandwiched between multiple layers. As well as the varying textures, such as vinyl in a black, shiny trench coat and a white duvet-like puffer jacket.

Peacebird’s fascination with youth culture as its main inspiration may have been the reasoning behind introducing the nonspecific Sesame Street’s character Oscar and Elmo on a T-shirt. It also may have been why nearly all the models were wearing identical black slim sunglasses, or a hat to cover their faces. Not to mention the Made in China statement, a precedent to a new and evolving country. Overall, Peacebird proved why it’s one of the fastest growing fashion brands in China and the potential for it to become one elsewhere too.

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