Maison Kitsuné SS14
NEW YORK, NY October 26, 2013/FR/
Drawing from New Wave influences and nineties urban-wear while remaining emblematic and chic,Maison Kitsuné’s spring/summer 2014 collection is fun, functional, and experimental.
The men’s line features mod tees and retro polos, paisley print bomber jackets, and deconstructed blazers with anchor buttons and sheer backs for summer days. Button-ups remain lean and crisp, with playful polka dots and plaid patterns. Premium Japanese denim makes its way in the form of jeans and jackets, accentuating the timelessness of the line with smooth transitions from season to season.
The woman’s collection features a beautifully knit tweed blazer and short set (produced in the same factory as Chanel) as well as the brand’s signature red, white, and blue drawstring. Parisian flare crop-tops, open-back dresses, and cotton sweaters feature the Oliver Fox print. A lightweight, floral motif is found in voluminous jackets and delicate shirts. Bold stripes in contrasting blue and white as well as intentionally un-hemmed trousers add a street element without being too overdone, while satin bombers and matching skirt sets give it a cheerleader-chic feel.
The spring/summer 2014 collection also features a collaboration with Oliver Peoples for sunglasses, as well as a “Parisien” New Era fitted cap in blue and red. The spring/summer 2014 line also includes “Parisien” which highlights the brand’s basics with polos and denim shirts in a wider cut, as well as Kitsuné T, an oh-so-nineties line of colorful graphic tees that are soft and iconic, with funky illustrations and strong pop culture influences, coming, no doubt, with a free music download of bands from the Kitsuné label.
Maison Kitsuné SS14
NEW YORK, NY October 3, 2013/FR/
Chanel’s spring/summer 2014 collection at Paris Fashion Week took an artistic twist on the classic pearls, tweed, and quilted fabrics that have consistently been the fashion brand’s signature. The theme spoke to futuristic takes on classic and youthful looks, including a graffiti of the CC logo on backpacks, charm bracelets, and airbrushed handbags. No doubt drawing influence from contemporary and street art.
Lagerfield utilized the space to create a visual history by means of installations and canvas work that resonate with noteworthy happenings in the fashion house’s archives, including a colossal No. 5 perfume bottle and painted renditions of the CC logo.
NEW YORK, NY October 1st, 2013
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Photos by Thomas Barnes
Photos By Thomas Barnes
DAVID KOMA SS14
NEW YORK, NY September 24, 2013/FR/ Georgian designer, David Koma, graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has since gained a tight celebrity following and developed a unique style all his own. This season saw his signature futuristic, sculptural style take a new turn and look back to the ancient Japenese art of Kyudo. Kyodo is the Japanese marshal art of archery and a form of meditation based upon Zen philosophies. The color palette was largely monochrome, with injections of royal and powder blue. Shapes were strong: skirts were A-line with asymmetrical hems or tight pencil-cut just below the knees while rousers were cropped on the ankle. Hair was worn scraped back into tight ponytails and make-up was minimal as models walked with severe expressions in their samurai gear – the focus here was on the garments alone. Shoes complimented the collection perfectly in chunky heels with t-bars and ankle straps. Clear references to Kyodo warriors were seen in breastplates, harnesses and panelling, with holes punctured into every garment, bringing a sporty element to a highly structured, powerful collection.
DAVID KOMA SS14