A/W 2011: Kaikoku

Monday, May 16, 2011

As we are getting into our own winter, we will be looking at some of the A/W 2011 collections from the recent fashion weeks. We will be sharing our favourite collections here. At the same time inspiring any of your wardrobes in the Southern Hemisphere. We hope the rest of you get inspired too... sorry you'll have to wait till your winter comes round!

It's no secret, our admiration for Hussein Chalayan's work, we've even ranted about it before. Furthermore, collection after collection we're reminded of how fearless and unafraid he is to ask hard questions, dig deep into sensitive topics. And he's shown us what beautiful, forward, uncompromising, and wearable fashion can be the fruit of those questions.


His attention of late, appropriately, happens to be on Japan, sensitively delving into aspects of Japanese social history and culture. This season he focuses on 'Kaikoku' (translation:open country, open society, 開国; opening of a country to the world). The emergance and exposure of Japan as a culture, post world-war.


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12 comments:

WENDY said...

Love the sombre colours of this collection, simple lines with amazing structures.

<3

The Girl With a Feather said...

The structure and simplicity is amazing. I love the story behind it.

Francesca said...

haha thank you so much! i'm currently procrastinating too by watching mythbusters instead of studying for my exam on wednesday. hahaha i love it xx

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Amazing. x hivenn

Eva said...

Chalayan is probably the most groundbreaking designer currently x

A.n.E said...

@Eva: Amen to that!!!

Eva said...

Thank you so much :) Yes, I definitely agree and I also like his stuff because its very architectural, it's definitely very different from everything other designers are creating right now..

Néhémie said...

Totally in love with *_* Would you mid if I use those lovely pictures? :S:S Still love your blog :) xoxo

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thesselle said...

I love basically everything out of Hussein's genius.
I still emotionally remember the stalactites dress a couple of years ago.

I'm so in love with this, too.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

the oversized geometric blazer is totally everything. would be a good reason for me to escape the hot weather and keep warm among the wintery areas. should be fine with me.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

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Jeanne-Ange said...

Hussein chalayan soo is one of my favourite designers! gosh how I loved this collection

miche purses said...

structured, oversize coat and leather gloves. love it :)