Ever since his Spring/Summer 2016 collection titled "Far East", Xander Zhou has been reconnecting with his Asian roots while exploring the ties between oriental mysticism and the futuristic modernity of Asia. With the coined term "techno-orientalism", the designer has been building his own vastly diverse universe by sketching a map of future humanity, merging the real and the ideal by creating a virtual dimension in which the characters from his collections coexist and interconnect - whether they are humans, androids or aliens.
In the XANDER ZHOU universe, new boundaries of diversity can be stretched far beyond ethnic, racial, cultural, sexual and gender identities. His vision of the acclaimed "Supernatural, Extraterrestrial & Co." continues to surprise and open up a Milky Way of imagination, absurdity and romanticism. The latest Autumn/Winter 2020 collection "Homo Multiversalis", a sequel to the journey through Creation (SS19 "New World Baby"), Evolution (AW19 "Our New Kin") and "Transcendence" (SS20), has reached a state of Consciousness - being aware of the simultaneous presence of multiple selves, parallel worlds and, ultimately, the meaning of existence.