SPRING — SUMMER 2015 / THE COLLECTION
Part of the family – Clothing from varying cultures and generations are innocently assembled, naturally and without stylistic reasoning or purpose. Rules are broken. New silhouettes are created from unexpected sources, wardrobe staples, and humble materials. Subtle nods to the Maison. Americana pop clashes with traditional Japanese culture, underwear becomes eveningwear, household objects are transformed into clothing. Garments play with volume and materials. The collection is accessible, handcrafted, playful.
The allure is spontaneous and nonchalant, naively put together; a patchwork of inspirations customised and appropriated. Items fluctuate, become adjustable, changeable. Straps and obi belts are omnipresent, playfully adapted to alter the garments main function. Proportions are inversed, shrunken, elongated. Shirts appear too big, jackets too small.
Sun bleached or washed-out denim, latex, suede, twill, cotton, lace, satin, leather.
Peach, beige, khaki, burnt gold, old yellow, red, washed-out blue, jade, plum, greying green, optical white.
A bandana becomes a clutch, scarf or even a top.
Old-fashioned Japanese sandals merged with club kids rave shoes create monochrome platforms with transparent bands.
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