MEI KAWA is a miner boy dipped in lustrous anthracite. The Fall/Winter 2013-14 pieces are presented in the backstage where the coal-black, theatrical curtains reveal a though character. Emese Kasza, the owner and designer of the brand has still the old Hungarian working class garments on focus however she brings in dazzling materials never seen before in her collections.
The mining boy wears the memories of infernal visits; the glorious signs of his journey are the heavy black hues and splendent anthracite colours. The right and the wrong side of the fabrics complement each other as light and shadow, at one point they attest as a reversible coat at another as a simple yet effective detail coming from the same substance.
MEI KAWA prefers a selection of natural fabrics even if it comes to water-repellent services – a cotton base is treated with a thin oily layer, which creates different qualities within one garment. The diagonal cuttings and patent fasteners are signature elements of the brand: dramatical hoodies open up across the bust; the hidden pockets are attached with a thin, tilted sewing line.
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.