oqLiq shows at NYFW with a Futuristic Digital Film Highlighting Their FW21 Street Style Collection
The innovative menswear brand, oqLiq, from Taiwan returned with a virtual and completely digitized show at NYFW: The Shows to premier their FW21 collection. The collection ”Natural Blessing,” was a continuation of their Spring/Summer collection released in September. It featured men’s pieces that are also gender neutral focused on a color palette inspired by nature with black, deep moss green, olive, orange and navy hues dominating.
The video transports guests to another world. The fashion show then commences on what appears to be an infinity sign shaped spaceship that would act as the brand’s metal gravity defying catwalk.
The creative team focused on technical design and new-tech materials with utilitarian features such as zippered pockets that are stylish yet functional to face the Pandemic’s “new normal.” The video highlighted the collection utilizing realistic 3D CAD animation allowing viewers to peep into the future.
An outerwear piece with architectural zippered pockets will keep a mask or hand sanitizer easily accessible but can easily transition to function for a passport for your next trip to Mars. oqLiq showcased a wearable collection with versatile pieces that can be worn in a variety of settings and great attention to details like inclusion of their signature curved zippers on trench coats, deep pockets, and hidden buttons.
Pieces from this “Natural Blessing” collection were designed to sustain various weather scenarios from a cool breeze to a rain shower. Nature inspired hues dominated the collection: olive, navy, khaki, taupe and black, with layered pieces a few shades both darker and lighter and a number of pops of vibrant citrus orange. Fabrics and textiles used throughout the collection will be polartec, nylon, poly and cotton although for our viewing pleasure they are 100% pixel today.
Though traditionally menswear, oqLiq wanted to expand on their successful debut a couple of seasons ago at NYFW: The Shows with a unisex approach, sticking true to gender neutrality in the fashion industry, today.
A virtual city constructed by möbiusband is the central inspiration where the daily life and street scenes of Taiwan are merged within for the New York fashion week stage. It’s a cyberpunk futuristic city where home is still home, yet people have been transformed into Mahjong cyborgs. The concept of oqLiq 21Fall/Winter extends from the Spring/Summer theme of “Natural Blessing” as oqLiq custom to present the complete concept through two seasons. Needle punch made by customized PET recycled materials and technical textiles 3XDRY® CORDURA ® are utilized to represent the balance of Taiwan culture and urban functionality. The functional features are inspired by 4 main characters, Sword, Instrument, Umbrella and Dragon, of Chinese classic novel, Creation of the Gods. The Fall/Winter collection features the combination of traditional oriental silhouettes and technical functional textiles. As Chinese characters are transformed into garment dimensional structures with sophisticated vintage military style functionality.