Edward Cuming is a fashion designer from Sydney, currently studying at IED Barcelona. His collection, entitled “Motion Sickness“, stems from a personal trip to Marrakech taken earlier this year. A three day expedition to the Sahara Desert exposed me to climates and environments so heavily contradictory to each ones previous.
The nature in which the Land manages to still hold a mystical sense of permanence and unity had me perplexed. Colour is being used throughout the garments to contrast and harmonise simultaneously with a unified selection of modern fabrics heat bonded and manipulated for full, masculine silhouettes. Shapes loosely linked to traditional Moroccan wear build staples for the collection and blocks on which pieces are able to highlight and accentuate the in built dynamism and layering through the looks.
“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.