Harrison Wong has drawn inspiration from sculptures and paintings of the mid-century French artist Jean Dubuffet. Dubuffet embraced the untutored, primitive lines of outsiders such as graffiti artists and others who work at the untrained margins of the craft.
Harrison Wong's 2018 Spring/Summer Collection, Art Brut, emphasizes the discord fostered by Dubuffet in the form of unproportional fit and exaggerated shoulders. Furthermore he takes the near random lines and stripes so familiar in Dubuffet's work to unify the collection whether on striking shirts or outdoor jackets with a fitted touch.
The black and white palette, with occasional red and blue accented stripes ,lends itself to Wong's edgy approach to contemporary dressing.
For his Fall Winter collection 2018, Harrison Wong turns for inspiration to Mark Rothko the mid-20th Century abstract expressionist whose powerful paintings comprise blurred blocks of vibrant colours, blacks and greys. Harrison Wong creates fields of gradient tones as prints and patterns to complement and magnify the lines of his fitted overcoats and oversized sweatshirts. By adding a sportswear element to this modern classic style, along with his expert layering, Harrison Wong creates a stunning look with immediate visual appeal
HARRISON WONG Fall Winter Collection 2018-19
@ New York Fashion Week (Feb 2018)
HARRISON WONG Spring Summer Collection 20178 Menswear Collection @ Tokyo Fashion Week