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5.02.2018

Kenneth Ning

Young American designer Kenneth Ning took on the issue of hackers versus the government as the main message for this season collection entitled "Protocol 18". The tension between the two was showcased in an inventive way by his use of "deconstructed tailoring" with blazers and shirts worn sideways "in a haphazard way", as he put it. Although a bit tricked out in some cases, the disruptive attitude nonetheless felt playful and fresh. His concept worked best when he channeled the established governmental side in cropped leather motorcade-style and short denim jackets, both embellished with the designer's version of an official patch. The use of dress shirt fabrics in different colors and patterns with inset Lurex panels, also showed the tension between the two sides. Kenneth Ning's aesthetic may not be for everyone, but his contributions feel relevant. FYI, he launched his eponymous label in 2014. A native of San Francisco, he moved to NYC after débuting his senior thesis at the Academy of Art University group fashion show in Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week. After graduating with a BFA in menswear in 2007, he started his career with a design internship at Michael Kors. Then he worked as a menswear designer at American Rag, where he was able to translate his playful design aesthetic to a broader audience all the while gaining exposure to the business side of fashion. Upon leaving American Rag, he worked at Calvin Klein. Since starting his own brand, Kenneth Ning has implemented his passion for meticulous tailoring and disruptive proportions into a youthful, wearable-cool approach.

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