References to rave parties, to Gabber and Candy-Boys like so many glimpses of teenage years. A jacket fitted close to the body, hand-stitching worked inside-out, leather gloves in homage to Monsieur Dior.
“Among the multiple and sometimes paradoxical inspirations in my latest collection, the gabber scene is one of the subcultures that I wanted to highlight. It’s a hardcore culture that is built around techno music and dancing at rave parties. It is a highly physical dance, involving very rapid responses to saturated bass rhythms. The lower half of the body is moving, sometimes quite frenetically, while the top half remains more controlled, echoing those looks in the collection in which loose pants are worn with more fitted jackets.” – Kris van Assche
In total, Sónar 2017 will feature more than 140 performances across 9 stages, including brand new shows from Justice, Arca (live) & Jesse Kanda (av), Soulwax, DJ Shadow, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Prydz, De La Soul, Anderson.
“Essentials is the perfect blend of product and culture from a brand like Converse. Focussed around classic sportswear items, redefined for streetwear….it mirrors the story of Converse as a brand, born in sport, raised by the streets.”
For the Fall/Winter 2017 collection, Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, co-founders and artistic directors of Maison Kitsuné, drew their inspiration from American pop culture and the aesthetic and creative energie of New York born, Paris based, artist William Klein.