Wallace’s Sing for Life Shanghai concert in February is visually appealing and grander than his last concert. He sang a total of 28 songs and had about 8 different costume changes. There were no big fashion no-no’s. Concept-wise, Wallace’s concert had too many themes (futuristic, white winter, clowns, circus, shaolin, etc). It is hard to connect his fashion with his overall concert theme.
As this is my opinion only, if you disagree, voice your opinion below. You can also vote your favorite look as well. Also, I may add that both Peanuts and Himmy have opted out from commenting, so I take it that they are on my side (you all should as well …LOL). 😉
Peanuts: Wow, I hope no rotten tomatoes will be thrown at Chewywon for criticizing some of Wallace’s costume choice 😛 We may be Wallace’s fans but we should also be objective in our judgment and assessment. As a designer, Chewywon is entitled to have her own opinion though you and she may not see eye to eye. Yes, support Chewywon & Wallace as well lol.
This is Wallace’s best look for the night! The opening monologue supposedly transports the audiences all the way to the year 2044. So futuristic, it was perfect as the costume to kick off the concert. He came out with a bang and everything from head to toe coordinated very well too.
The only downfall is when he took off his beautiful jacket. The long black gloves looked out of place, given that it was ill-fitting (look at the bulges), and it did not work well with his overall silver sleek look. There is an easy solution though. The gloves could have been shorter, more decorated or fitting with the same material as his shirt.
From afar, this actually looks very nice. I would rank it as my 2nd favorite of the night. One can’t really go wrong with matching black and bright red color together (it gives off that rebellious look).
However, at closer look, I realized that he has high knee boots on. Why would any stylists(designer) have the artist wear the same-color matching shirt/pants/boots??? What’s the point of wearing movement limiting knee length boots when you’re not going to notice them??? To me, plain black assemble equals lazy planning.
All Around Basic
I love this look and I’m sure Wallace does too, because it shows on his face. He looked comfortable and cheerful. The robot necklace added cohesiveness with his futuristic theme. Also, the tassel loafer look good here because it’s a casual look without the jacket on.
This is not a bad combination when Wallace stands alone, but it does not correlate well with the dances’ outfits. He looked like a stranger lost among some weird aliens.
All Black Sequin
You can’t complain about an all black ensemble, but it is kind of weird having the front all sequin and the back all plain. A nice pair of shoes finishes off everything, but the tassel loafers did not fit this look here because of the jacket (giving it a more formal appearance).
Come lace with me?
I don’t know how I feel about this look. Seriously, I’ve never thought of having a guy wear lace with a beaded top before. I can’t find anything really good or bad to say; except, the shiny shoes looks awful with the beaded lace top.
Costume should complement an artist’s performance so Wallace should not have worn this during his dance songs. The jacket itself has individually lion-shaped panels that were stitched to the jacket. It’s obvious that a lot of work was done on this finished product but it wasn’t worth the time. The end result is Wallace looked like he has a huge blanket on.
Hands down, this is the worst look of the night for me. I do not like the ensemble or the design. The shirt reminds me of something grandmas would wear to a nice gathering.
Since I’m not a fan of this look, I decided to do a sketch which I feel better suited to the overall concert. I would make the top form-fitting since so much embellishment were used. The pants would have some horizontal texture to blend in with his dancers’ (who are dressed as clowns). Lastly, I would have put him back on boots, because it’s more sophisticated.
Compared to his last Concert:
Below are some of Wallace’s past concert photos. It is clear that Wallace used the same designer(s). The shoulder pads are a recycle from the past. There are many familiar silhouettes. Although, his wardrobe has toned down (except for the stage decorations), I still hope he will work with other designers in the future. Sometimes, change is needed and less is better.
If you’re curious what the people on weibo think, see the poll below. Their favorite is the encore sweat clothes he wore at the end, which says a lot about Wallace’s overall fashion for this concert. I did not include the closing look, because it’s not really part of the main performance.