One can always expect a great story behind our local hero Joe Chia’s collections, and for his SS15 collection, he has moved on to his fifth chapter that is a reformed adaptation of the previous season’s ‘Chapter04’ collection by sustaining its garments’ concept of dual functionality.
From the story of “peace” and “make love, not war”, Joe moves on to the philosophy of liberation, powered by layers of soul in this current chapter. Drawing inspiration from world violence, the collection features creased and highly textured fabrications reinterpreted from natural fibre bamboo, silk, linen and cotton, co-existing with synthetic materials of waterproof and breathable nylon, as well as monochromatic colours alongside traces of dark teal and dusty orange.
In addition to being transformable, this collection is an escalated version of reversibility and versatility, with key pieces of uncovered via raincoat blazers and backpack jackets, together with a range of slim fits, boxy cuts and oversized silhouettes.
Check out Joe Chia’s ‘Chapter05: Into Your Skin’ SS15 collection online at www.joechia.com.