Herschel x SANKUANZ collab

by Hannah Abueideh

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

Xiamen-based Chinese designer, Shangguan Zhe, partnered up with Herschel for a collab inspired from the military. And yes, they are waterproof. The front and back face of each bag are stitched with heavy-duty nylon allowing each piece to be attached to one another. The zippers include the YKK PROSEAL technology that promises a watertight seal. Each style includes a fully-functional air pressure nozzle and inflatable buoyancy system, developed especially for scuba divers.

The multifunctional backpack is not only useful, but also stylish. The Trident Mid backpack functions as a chest rig while the small leg pack can be worn as a crossbody. The products highlight the military feel while still remaining subtle.

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

Shangguan is one of China’s hottest up-and-coming designers. He founded SANKUANZ in 2013 with focuses on the clash between technological innovations and social institutions. It deconstructs reality through fashion and proves that high-tech fashion is in our near-future. He is known for meshing and reconstructingdifferent types of garments which is an expression of a “hardcore collectivist spirit.”

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

Courtesy Herschel x SANKUANZ

The limited collection will be available at DOE Shanghai Tongren, DOE Shenzhen and via Sakuanz’s official WeChat store.