“The absence of an identity or the simple fact that we forget who we are in reality clouded the path to this collection. The fact that we become what others expect us to, takes us to the oblivion of the beauty of moments when we were pure and genuine or to the complete loss of our identity“. This reflection led to the construction of a collection with basic and apparently pure pieces, which hide patterns in inner layers or which even expose the degradation of one’s identity, with cru finishes.
The play between the inside and outside of the pieces and materials may be compared to the duality of personalities that we develop by nature. The print in linear drawing also exposes the fragility of this dichotomy.
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.