Fashion a few months ago Share Tweet Pin Share Menswear label Necessity Sense returns with its Fall/Winter 2018 collection, titled “Closed Window.” Continuing NE.SENSE’s thoughtful storytelling approach, this season’s narrative hits on a more personal note by reflecting on designer Steve Hsieh’s time in the Taiwanese military. The collection includes a selection of jackets inspired by formal military wear and Chinese heritage style, nodding to late Chinese vocalist Tom Chang and his iconic retro style. These heritage elements are placed in a modern context, as seen in the use of innovative fabrics such as PVC fabrics and the choice of neon green against a staple dark palette. Detailed embroidery, iconic album artwork designs and original illustrations by Taiwanese artist Yan Jenh Fah — known for being one of Taiwan’s first movie poster painters — tie in more cultural references, while unique silver hardware details and modern cut-and-sew trimmings display the label’s contemporary edge. Finally, details such as speaker amplifier connector cables finishes on the belt cords and the guitar chest bag make lyrical references to the collection’s music theme. Bonus: Want to stay up to date on our latest Rare Norm news ? Take a look at the Necessity Sense FW18 lookbook above and expect the collection to hit retailers in the near future. For more fashion content, take an editorial look at Kiko Kostadinov’s evocation FW18 collection.