SEAN SUEN presented the second part of their Fall/Winter 2021 collection The Mediocre Monster named Abnormal Version last Tuesday, April 6th, with a fashion show in the city of Shanghai. This gorgeous collection explores dualities and the differences between the meanings of “normal” and “abnormal”, and “popular” and “unpopular”.
“If the world were to be ruled by the abnormal, then “normal” would be “abnormal”, the abnormal would be orthodox. It would be meaningless if the so-called normal and abnormal, orthodox and heterodox, only serve the purpose of distinguishing what is strong or weak, or what is more or less. According to societal standards, following the pre-defined growth trajectory is abnormal and out of place, while on the contrary, people rush to become rebellious enemies of the world. This is the ridiculous and paradoxical part. If you follow this way of thinking to distinguish what is normal and abnormal, then the normal and abnormal are just like two sides of the moon, what we can see and what we cannot.“
“The proportional deconstruction outside of the normal, and the shackles of the silhouette outside of abnormal are both trying to use the opposing and unifying design techniques to examine the situation. Some of the unusual and fragmented materials are used in this season to demonstrate some slices of the “sicknesses” of this era. Fragmented, disordered, incomprehensible, and disagreeable. What SEAN SUEN wants to express is that all of these can coexist and will eventually coexist.”Sean Suen