Quoc Thang

amsterdam
City:
amsterdam
Country:
The Netherlands
Production Location:
poland
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Collection – Aji-n moto

Aji-n moto is the title of Quoc Thang’s new spring summer fall winter -SSFW- collection. The Japanese title translates to essence of taste.

For this collection the Dutch farmer inspired Thang. Like his previous collections, he finds inspiration in rough masculine imagery and their work wear. Fishermen, woodchoppers and artic adventurers have been an inspiration for his previous work.

Silhouette

The silhouette focuses on the neck and shoulder. Round on the neck and shoulder part, bold on the body and tapered towards the bottom. The designs are made from sturdy fabrics like unwashed organic denim and heavy wool twill, combined with a fine wool blend and classic shirting fabric, creating a tough masculine silhouette combined with details drawn from the male classic wardrobe: bridging the gap between formal and casual.

Collection

Quoc Thang is a menswear lifestyle label with a mix of image building items, combined with stylized reinventions of authentic silhouettes and garments. This collection contains hooded parkas with detachable inner jacket, tailored shirts with a three dimensional Peter Pan collar, tapered trousers and a clean modern variation of the denim jacket. Colours in this collection include beige, light pink, grey, blue red check and of course denim blue.

Sustainability

Quoc Thang is a ‘made in the EU’ men’s wear label and sustainability is a priority for the label. It uses dead stock fabrics from high-end fashion houses, never out of stock fabrics and GOTS certified organic cotton.

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, he takes the four seasons in account and on request a new colour and fabric card can be offered to retailers after a period of sales.

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About
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.