Quoc Thang graduated in 2005 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. After his graduation he realised different fashion projects in Paris and Berlin and worked for a commercial company in Shanghai. In 2009 he presented his first collection under his own name that was sold in selected shops in the Netherlands. Since 2010 he focuses exclusively on menswear: his garments are recognised by a narrative design, sharp lines and complex patterns. Thang has presented his collections on the catwalk of Amsterdam Fashion week and on national and international fashion fairs.
In 2015 Quoc Thang presented SSFW, a new collection with a new design strategy. Instead of showing a collection every season, Thang designs one-silhouette per calendar year. This approach embodies his reaction towards the fast pace of the fashion industry, over consumption, sustainability and sustainable entrepreneurship. In the design process, we take the four seasons in account and we offer a new colour and fabric chart to retailers after a period of sales.
In 2015 he also launched his second label No Where Man (NWM). Amsterdam based label No Where Man focuses on sweat items in combination with niche artworks. We differ ourselves by developing all our patterns In-house, which results in a contemporary fit and an unique look and feel of the sweat items. No Where Man is ‘made in the EU’ and in various ways we strive to work as sustainable as possible. Starting from our second collection, we will be using organic sweat from a Dutch supplier, whereas the yarns originate from a Turkish miller. By visiting the factory we work with, we develop a mutual understanding on topics like sustainability, morals and ethics. We can guarantee there is no child labour involved in producing our collection, nor any other inhumane circumstances.
The artworks for this new collection are all embroidered on a neutral coloured fabric and available in a raglan crew neck sweater and a high collar hoody. In addition we offer them in our basic colours navy, black and heather grey.
No Where Man is refined and urban, the artworks are almost stilled, sophisticated. Various techniques are applied to place the different artworks; we choose the most suitable technique for each individual print to achieve the maximum result. Together with strategic partner No Office, we are just doing the ultimate sweat fantasy.
No where man is a Wanderer: now he’s here then nowhere.