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Brothers Philip and Eri Chu of Hong Kong-based label GROUND ZERO returned to New York Fashion Week to present their Fall/Winter 2016 collection. Keeping in line with the brand’s trademark graphics and rebellious ethos, FW16 echoes the fiery spirit of the ’90s by incorporating several pop culture references that defined the era.

“We designed the collection for the downtown girl who is rebellious in spirit but embraces her femininity. She is driven by self-expression and stands out from the crowd by customizing her look with patches, embellishments and accessories that reflect her mood.”

Philip Chu

Tartan flannels, deconstructed cuts, and stonewashed denim embody a masculine grungy spirit on par to alt darlings Courtney Love and Shirley Manson, while sporty silhouettes, bold pops of color, and Asian-inspired patchwork and embroideries maintain a punky femininity reminiscent of ’90s TV teen queens Rayanne Graff (My So-Called Life) and Clarissa Darling (Clarissa Explains It All). Personal favorite? The Edward Scissorhands funnel neck, of course.

For more from NYFW, check out Alexander Wang’s FW16 collection.

Words by Nico Amarca
Fashion Editor, North America