Chen Chen's 'Tentacle UFO' Series Spotlights Futuristic Set Design

By: Jana Pijak - May 13, 2016
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Jonathan Mitchell and Derrick Appiah star in 'Tentacle UFO,' an editorial that spotlights conceptual apparel and futuristic set design. Captured by photographer Chen Chen, the series features apparel by designer Chen Peng and features background elements like a UFO spaceship and other galactic scenery.

Shot in the midst of an urban and industrial area, this editorial showcases oversized and knitted menswear that is displayed in a patterned and vivid color palette. Referencing retro modern visuals -- a staple of sci-fi cinema from the 60s and 70s -- this editorial shines a light on fun elements that astronomy fans will identify with.

Styling for Tentacle UFO is courtesy of Qin Peng who opts for conceptual clothes that fit with this photoshoot's futuristic set design perfectly. Overall, the image series defies space and time and is kept vague in order to draw viewers in.