Turning away from marketing driven storytelling the FW17 collection of MAI-GIDAH offers a take on big coats, some reflecting a military influence. Focusing on the pieces itself rather then an overarching narrative the collection is not an illustration of a romantic thought or story. Instead Hand painted scenes of a tailor at work illustrate the dedication to craftsmanship of the brand. Using old-fashioned techniques that have gone out of style due to the more labour-intense nature and the need for an evermore faster fashion. The less obvious «old» techniques offer better quality and durability, a poignant reminder of the need of every artist and designer to create something new but timeless.
Photography: Christophe Suant Styling: Sato Okoro Art Direction: Yarza Twins Grooming: Pace Chen Model: Waz George (NEVS)
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.