In a capsule collection comprised of super sharp Matrix-y frames, an almost CD-looking disc lens that covers the whole face, and everything you can imagine that fits in between, Gentle Monster are looking at a future where aliens and humans coexist. You may have picked up on some of the pieces in Xander Zhou’s similarly distopian collection last week at LFW mens.
Gentle Monster Capsule Collection "Once Upon a Future" styled in @xanderzhou S/S 2019 collection. All eyewear designed by Gentle Monster. Discover the collection on the 15th of June. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Xander Zhou S/S 2019 collection by Creative direction: @xanderzhou Music: @emilschult Styling: @gary_david_moore Casting: @maddeostlie Hair: @kiyokoodo Make-up: @isamayaffrench Set design: @_sophiedurham Production: @awandc Front of House Photography: @hellemoos #gentlemonster #capsule #onceuponafuture #gentlemonsterHackerZack
To further explore the idea, Rei Nadal came on to direct some visuals with Xander Zhou that have us feeling all kinds of ways (unnerved!). In it, we see a face mask application that is going to haunt our self-care dreams for life; flickering lights that definitely do not imply good news; and some very uncomfortable reaching into someone else’s pocket. Shivers. Watch the series below:
Gentle Monster Capsule Collection 2018 ONCE UPON A FUTURE SOLARIS and TICK TOCK are now available on our official website. _ <Once Upon a Future - Apartment> Creative Director: Gentle Monster x @xanderzhou Film Director: @reinadal Stylist: @gary_david_moore Casting director: @maddeostlie Makeup Artist: @lucyjbridge Hair Artist: @yuminakadadingle Set Designer: @_sophiedurham Production: @prettybirdpic Fashion production: @awandc Edit: Paul Moth at @finalcutedit Colorist: Jessica Vile at @framestore Music: @matthewtheywood (Bruised Skies) #gentlemonster #capsule #onceuponafuture #xanderzhou #reinadal
The collection is available as of today at gentlemonster.com.