Notes | March 27, 2018

Xander Zhou x Percy Lau 

Extraordinary things, feats of strength, disorder, and spiritual beings in the new eyewear collaboration born from the bond of two artistic Chinese minds

words Antonella Reina

Based in Hong Kong, Percy Lau is a very inspirational brand creating eyewear that allows exploration of the world from an unusual angle in order to develop a new perspective. The namesake designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins Jewelry Design in 2013, has a strong link to fashion and especially with the Chinese fashion designer Xander Zhou. The bond between them has been created to establish a long-term project. That’s why they have launched their fourth eyewear collaboration – Xander Zhou x Percy Lau 04 – presented which was presented during the last Xander Zhou AW 18-19 London Fashion Show. Xander Zhou created a heritage-bold collection merging Asian influences and reinterpreting specific Chinese concepts about extraordinary things, feats of strength, disorder, and spiritual beings showing Chinese Martial Arts and mysticism. Based on those features, Percy Lau designed an eyewear collection that sublimates Eastern elements into fancy and creative concept. In keeping with the concept of the collaboration, Xander Zhou and Percy Lau decided to focus the design on the image of the Chinese dragon. The dragon sculpted by Percy Lau stands on the side of the lenses and the dragon tail is the grip. The design is characterised by a vintage style infused with Eastern mystery. The complicated handmade totem brings out the simple modern lenses, while the silver dragon offers huge visual stimulation.