XIMON LEE is a BA/BFA graduating menswear student at Parsons. His final thesis collection entitled “Children of Leningradsky”, was inspired by a trip to Russia earlier this year.
The unintentional styles of street children near suburban Moscow is the main focus. Oversized, ill-fitted and layered clothes on these orphans are keys to survive in cold Russian winter. However, the unexpected mixture of materials and the contrast between synthetic and organic textures from these found clothes are pieces of art and love.
Based on the idea of oversized clothes on homeless children, Ximon deconstructed and re-patterned many garments from Salvation Army. Different ways of sandwiching/bonding fabrics as well as constructing with found materials such as trash bags and cardboards are also explored during the development. Through different textile treatments, layering and unconventional silhouettes, Ximon Lee is looking for a new way to dress and defining homelessness.
Photographer: Shirley Yu Model: Jack Denormandie at Re:Quest Model
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.