Most people find out the career path meant for them later on in life, but for Bon Hansen, the art field had already held an interest to him at an early age. His family initially encouraged him to pursue a career in architecture due to his talent in drawing, but Bon knew his talents lay elsewhere. “I find comfort in creating and illustrating human figures and costumes or anime. "I can remember that I would be draping blankets on my sister's body and we would play along in our room as if we are supermodels or a character in an anime series.”
If you're into the androgynous aesthetic, check out Bon Hansen's unconventional menswear pieces that you could easily incorporate into your wardrobe.
Bon Hansen’s Unconventional Menswear Pieces
Most would know Bon from his brand “Hansen” which creates unique yet contemporary menswear pieces with an unconventional twist. It wasn’t until he was studying fashion design at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines that his professors and colleagues pointed out his talent in creating menswear pieces. “It was an unexpected discovery of my skills and talent. When I graduated in Fashion, I presented an all menswear collection and from that day on, I was convinced that this was the trajectory I want to take. I enjoyed it”, he shared.
But while his designs may have the traditional qualities attributed to men’s clothing such as its structured forms and loose silhouettes, his women clientele can attest that his pieces are versatile enough to suit any gender. Especially in the age of androgyny, oversized fits and amorphous silhouettes have become more commonplace. In fact, one rule that Bon always goes by is to veer away from clear, defined shapes.“No waist shaping! I dont like the idea of cinching the waist. For me, everything should be away from the body. I want my clothes to be light and easy to wear”, he states.