Sean Suen Men’s Spring 2018

Sean Suen Men’s Spring 2018

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Sean Suen Men’s Spring 2018

For his third show, titled “Tender,” Sean Suen explored softness. Not in his tailoring, which remains sharp even in the oversize proportions that he favors, but in the color palette of nude, putty, light blue and soft metallic lifted from the work of German contemporary artist Daniel Sinsel.

The collection’s mood felt, at times, too childish: sleeves slipped over the edges of fingers felt distracting, as did the over-large collars that slipped awkwardly when moving, giving the impression of playing dress up.

Designer delivered a balanced mix that made good use of his eye for volume, supple fabrics — from matte leather to sheer knits — and an artistic sensibility that Sean Suen no doubt developed during his studies in fine arts and graphic design.