Theoretically this lines them up with brands like Artistix; while Artistix goes for a rock and roll aesthetic and abstract art inspiration, Just In Case is more bat-shit crazy, yet also more literal. Several pieces had recognizable figures sketched onto them, both elegant and edgy. A woman’s half shirt seemingly worn backwards, pink and purple patterned leisure suits for the men; nothing was really off limits here.
The interesting choices started from the moment the venue opened, as the crowd walked in to dead silence, not the typical background music. Then the show open’d with a Taiwanese rapper, followed by a shirtless dancer/contortionist. This all fit the vibe of the clothes, which was certainly never boring. Born is Asia but trained in Italy and the UK, Chou brought elements of all three design aesthetics into the show, and mixed them with the art inspiration for a collection that is out there, but in the best possible way.
– Jason Jaskot
Photo Credit: Jason Jaskot