WEARABLE BLESSINGS: YOUR GUIDE TO CLOT "CHINESE HAWAIIAN" SPRING/SUMMER 2021 DROP 2
CLOT's Spring/Summer 2021 "Chinese Hawaiian" collection takes inspiration from Edison Chen's frequent travels to Hawaii, fusing CLOT's East-meets-West heritage with design elements from the island state.
This week, CLOT has released a bevy of lightweight designs filled with auspicious Chinese patterns and Hawaiian elements. The pattern-heavy release incorporates Chinese symbols of good fortune onto relaxed and casual fits inspired by the Hawaiian lifestyle. The latest drop features a mixture of casual designs like t-shirts, hoodies, and crewnecks alongside a few tailored pieces made in Japan - a handful showcasing patterns of peaches, flowers, and various auspicious motifs.
With a whole host of cultural elements, we unpack the key pieces from CLOT's drop 2 release and the symbolism behind the motifs!
CLOT GRAPHIC-DRIVEN TEES
This season CLOT introduced a range of summer-ready basics, seen through bold graphics like the CLOT Logo Tee, Dancing Hawaiian Tee & Hoodie, and The Flowers Print Long Sleeved Tee!
DANCING HAWAIIAN TEE AND HOODIE
The dancing women on the T-shirt and Hoodie are considered one of the main motifs of the season. Touching on how the Chinese community in Hawaii has adopted aspects of the Hawaiian heritage, the motifs feature Chinese women dancing the traditional Hula dance.
ICE CREAM CAMO CREWNECK
Drop 2 also includes CLOT staple patterns like the desert camo in lighter Spring colors, fittingly dubbed the "Ice Cream Camo".
CLOT GRAPHIC BATH TOWEL
An essential for any trip to the beach, the CLOT Graphic Bath Towel dons a peachy hue and showcases Hawaiian-inspired florals in a style of art found in China. The towel itself features symbolic motifs like flowers that represent Spring blossom, the traditional longevity symbol, butterflies which are a symbol of bliss and immortality, and a gourd-inspired outline which represents happiness and good luck.
MADE IN JAPAN
Perfect for the Spring/Summer season, the designs made in Japan utilizes textiles of the highest quality and with lightweight fabrics that adds to the laid-back and breezy vibe. Flowers inspired by Hawaiian tropics can be found throughout the collection - now given a silk-like sheen on the 'Stand Collar Shirt', a shirt with traditional Chinese tailoring.
STAND COLLAR SHIRT
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