“Understated Utility” is the explanation of the SS16 men’s collection of Filippa K. The stress of functionality with multiple hidden pockets, internal straps and stow away hoods is bordered with elements and details of fine tailoring. A mix of different materials have been used with crisp cotton poplins prominently used on jackets, shorts and trousers: bonded linens and cotton give coats a functional finish and the laminated paper-like wind parka is the lightweight highlight. For jerseys different blends of cotton with linen or silk have been used as well as some nice tencel wool qualities whereas for knits cashmere, viscose, organic cotton and linen yarns are the main materials.
The focus for SS16 lies on differens shades and combining black with off-white and beige tones. The bold block stripe styles underline the importance of these non-colors to create a compact modern look. To moderate this graphic expression we have added a variety of summer neutrals ranging from soft greens and blues to a washed out orange as the pop color.
“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.