New York-based menswear designer, Raun LaRose, opened his highly anticipated Fall/Winter 2017 NYFWM debut collection to a thrilled crowd on Wednesday. “To Whom It May Concern” was presented at Cadillac House in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan through the CFDA. With what can only be described as an intentional juxtaposition of art and mainstream society, LaRose designed a collection that was “designed for the alternative,” emphasizing the ‘new look’ sensibilities of today’s new media era. With an affinity for all things art, LaRose took inspiration from the likes of Erwin Wurm as well as 90’s high-hop and skate cultures. Using his inspirations to create elevated designs, La Rose played with PVC, speckled tweed and metallic silk lame to bring his vision into fruition.
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.