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Put Two And Two Together.
Just a little over a year ago – the rising label PH5 – by designers Wei Lin and Mijia Zhang, hit the New York debut with a knitwear focus and a whimsical esthetic. The obscure cutouts found in a few selections of this current collection, could also be found a little in that pervious Fall collection.
With this new variety to come in the Spring/Summer 2018 collection, PH5 offers more than a bright outlook for the day to day. Maybe, it even has the ability to create a positive feeling for you – one to look forward to when you see it hanging right next to your precious Missoni piece in the closet – because, at just a fraction of the price, PH5 has a similar look, feel and quality to the iconic brand; one that you could most definitely draw upon to achieve that same desirable style.
Images Courtesy of PH5: Left from Fall/Winter 2017 Collection and Right from Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
PH5 goes for an increasingly more harmonies look than the last, and that’s saying a lot, as the fall assortment was just as beautifully balanced. This time around though, Lin and Zhang manipulated their combined signature style by pulling in outlines more closely to the body, where even some of the hem’s seemed to look like obscured puzzle pieces around the boarders.
My personal favorite was the hot pink pairing with thick white squiggly outlines, or at least what looks like two separates that could most definitely pair together to be this summers hit athleisure tennis dress.
Images Courtesy of PH5, from Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
But there was no games to figure out here, even if one of the vegetables in her hand did look like a tennis ball at a quick glance. Within that same editorial for the collection, there is an idea that helps point young women towards a modern style direction; where she can appreciate the comfort (both in the fits and in affordability) of styles.
Just like the hearty vegetables and gigantic faux flowers found within in the shoot, comes another label to the forefront of the conversation, on what beauty is really worth to you. Why spend thousands of dollars on one thing from another brand, when you can get a few pieces here. It’s really not hard to put two and two together.
Image Courtesy of PH5, from Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a freelance fashion writer, poet,
photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.