Adrian Pang's Character In Forever Fever Inspires S/S17 Collections

In this three-part series, we take a look at how local film and TV characters are proving to be global style inspirations.

BY Janie Cai | Dec 30, 2016 | Fashion

Adrian Pang as Hock in Glen Goei’s Forever Fever (1998).


Style source: Kung-fu fan Hock falls in love with disco after catching Saturday Night Fever at the cinema and later trains hard to win a local disco contest so he can buy a motorbike with the prize money.

Style inspiration: White three-piece peaked lapel suit with flare-cut trousers and long-sleeved black shirt with extra-large, camp collar (worn above the jacket collar).

S/S17 interpretation: See more below.




Gucci S/S17

Alessandro Michele’s tempo at Gucci doesn’t stray far from the disco-loving days of yesteryear. Here he’s retained the tailored formality but jazzed it up with some vintage Donald Duck applique (Because really, why not).


Dolce & Gabbana


Dolce & Gabbana S/S17

The Italian duo decided to play on volume, updating the look in a boxier cut and trading in the form-fitting style of the original for something distinctly more modern.


Haider Ackermann


Haider Ackermann S/S17

The Paris-based designer (and new creative director at Berluti) pares the essentials down to its essence, leaving just a hint of the original black collar in a silver of fabric and the semblance of a bolero jacket with the blouson’s gathered nape.


Ann Demeulemeester


Ann Demeulemeester S/S17

Distressing and draping the form of the jacket to create a more voluminous silhouette, the addition of a leather cinch belt and buckle-strap trousers parlays in a punk overtone.



Still from Glen Goei's Forever Fever (1998).


Style source: In fact, Pang’s wardrobe is so inspiring that the body-skimming tank top, tight pants and metallic chain necklace of his training outfit in the movie, also bears highlighting.

S/S17 interpretation: See more below.​


Gosha Rubchinskiy


Gosha Rubchinskiy S/S17

This Russian designer is red-hot right now and it’s easy to see why. These two athletically-edged outfits are a celebration of the body-beautiful, whilst retaining every inch of masculinity in the attitude.




Dsquared2 S/S17

There might be additional pearls and platforms, but the similarities are uncanny.



Want more? Part two of this three-part series hones in on Andrew Seow of Growing Up fame. Stay tuned.