FABRIC PORN

FABRIC PORN is the emerging label from Shanghai-based Zhao Chenxi, and part of a Chinese new wave of designers that radiates nationalism and confidence in their own culture. Nothing shows the trending “Guo Chao” concept better than the signature ‘Make China Lit Again’ cap, an obvious satire on Trumps ‘MAGA’ narrative. “China used to be lit. It was cutting-edge long before people started looking to the West for clues to what’s cool”, Zhao says in an interview with RADIICHINA. Lots of self-referential humour borrowed from street culture, nostalgic slogans from urban ads, insider references to Chinese media outlets and even old school militia references makes for an amusing collection that is bold, unabashed and proudly Chinese.