GQ Presents PRIVATE POLICY Autumn/Winter 19
Private Policy designers Haoran Li and Siying Qu created quite a buzz as they presented their AW19 collection at London Fashion Week Men’s this past Sunday. The runway show was based in vibrant East London, the perfect setting to display the postmodernist punk streetwear collection.
The PRIVATE POLICY FW19 collection tells the story of four characters who are integral to the money system: bankers, workers, police officers, and robbers. Blending downtown streetwear aesthetic with structured pieces, the collection radicalizes formal silhouettes and creates garments that have an easygoing flow. The FW19 color palette ranges from rich browns, greys, and black to pops of gold, burnt orange and vibrant orange. Highlights include oversized tailored wool coats and outerwear referencing bankers; clear quilted vests and harnesses that pay homage to police officers and robbers; and denim utility workwear representing the working class.
As a global brand, the designers sourced inspiration and design materials that spotlight currencies from around the world. The ever-present domination of money is visible through a vest with pockets of shredded bills from the United States and Saudi Arabia, quilted silk jackets with printed coin-wrapper patterns, and embroidered details lifting imagery and wordage from currencies including Qing dynasty coins. The FW19 collection offers a wide range of outerwear, shirting, pants, harnesses, scarves, and accessories.
Please see some of our favorite looks from the collection below.
Written By: Tola Masha