Add Kenneth Ning to the list of designers who have eschewed runway shows this season.The New York-based designer, who launched his collection in 2015, has partnered with multimedia artist Patrick Welde and art director Anthony Stephinson to showcase his fall collection.Ning handed over his completed line to the two men, and they returned "The Twisted System," a look book and short film that was shot over several days in Paris.“It was time for me to take a new presentation direction with my collection,” said Ning. “The influencer has grown to huge importance with retailers and consumers. Patrick has a great eye and the past client experience I am looking for in shaping my brand to a more international retailer and consumer.”Ning's fall collection blends streetwear and tailoring with pieces that provide what he described as "a twisted dream state," consisting of unusual proportions and fabrics that range from flannel tartans to plaids.Welde is part of the growing Parisian avant-garde scene and has worked with brands and publications including Balenciaga and Antidote Magazine.
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