blog | 20.01.2014
Kenzo, Thom Browne and COMME des GARÇONS Homme Plus
Paris Fashion Week is upon us, the most important date in every modern luxury conscious calendar and launching point for the most jaw dropping shows of the season. This season’s shows feature some of the undeniably strongest collections yet and Harrolds has the pleasure of taking you to the front row.
Amongst the glitz, glamour and occasional paparazzi mobbing that comes with the territory of anchoring the show season, Paris Fashion Week is also the home of the cutting edge, the inspirational and the bold, Autumn/Winter 2014 is no exception.
Moving right along from last season’s Californian casual looks, Kenzo’s Autumn Winter ’14 moves up the coast to the Pacific North West. Interpreted through a murky, earthy palette highlighted with splashes of neon yellows and brilliant greens the Kenzo Autmun Winter collection is elegant, mature and extremely wearable. Head designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have shifted focus from brand staple prints to boxy, unfitted hems paired with chunky knitwear and a surprising sartorial formality.
For something more out of left field or possibly this world, the completely astonishing Thom Browne show with its wild life motiff and handcrafted ecosystem was a jaw-dropping highlight of the week. Grounded, to use the term loosely, in a clash of Dickensian era suiting, long coats and leaf splattered prints under animal masks and head pieces, the New York based designer has created a masterpiece of colour, shape and innovation that will be one of the talking points of the season.
REFLECTIVE OF THE EARLY DAYS OF PARENT LABEL COMME DES GARÇONS THE JAPANESE AVANT GARDE DESIGN HOUSE’S LATEST MENSWEAR COLLECTION IS APPROPRIATELY CONCEPTUAL AND INNOVATIVE. BULLETHOLES, RIPPED CLOTHING AND WIGS TEASED FORWARD TO EVOKE JAPANESE HORROR FILMS DEFINE A TYPICALLY THOUGHT PROVOKING SHOW FROM THE HANDS OF REI KAWAKUBO WHOSE GUESTS INCLUDED K-POP ICONS OF THE MOMENT G-DRAGON AND YOUNGBEEZZY.