Friday 27th July

| BY Dino Bonacic

Chin Menswear Intl.: Menswear SS19

Forget about The Notebook or Love Actually there’s no film more romantic than 500 Days of Summer. You’ve got Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel making out, multiple The Smiths song playing in the background, an adorable semi-drunken karaoke scene, and a lot of crying. Convinced yet? Well, it’s Tom Hansen’s (JGL’s character) foolish optimism about finding the love of his life that captures a kind of male-induced romance which is a cinema rarity. This is exactly what got 500 Days of Summer all over the spring/ summer 2019 moodboard at Chin Menswear Intl. The spirit of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl takes over the playful tailoring and awkwardly sexy jersey twinsets that could easily be in both of the main character’s wardrobes. It’s Chin’s love for romantic comedies that forms a positive outlook on the future – however mundane this might seem at first, it’s a subversively political approach to fashion that fights for change with laughter and some pretty fabulous clothes. The printed t-shirts give five-star reviews while the suiting with visible stitching elevates the idea of a classical male silhouette. It’s a case of old meets new, male meets female. The highlight? Chin’s signature dainty crochet knitwear which transforms a doily into a highly sexual item of clothing – exactly why we need it in our summer wardrobe ASAP. “I love how she makes me feel, like anything’s possible, or like life is worth it,” Tom says about Summer. The same goes for the Chin Menswear Intl. SS19 collection. Who said romance is dead?