Sankuanz takes a distinctively playful approach to fashion, and as such they’ve garnered a cult following in the Chinese youth-subculture. The designs reflect the expression of different personality archetypes. Classical references are spliced with neo-pop elements, reflected through razor-sharp tailoring, bold graphics and sport silhouettes. Each constituent detail and inspiration, eccentric or classical, finds its proper place and highlights the other. Started in 2008 by fashion designer Shangguan Zhae, the brand immediately gained attention through am intriguing and unconventional style and approach. Of course, such forceful originality and uncompromising vision has made Zhe an eccentric enfant terrible in the Chinese mainstream fashion scene.