Article: Pamela Guerra
Photos: Pamela Guerra
On Monday evening, Maison Kitsuné premiered its Spring/Summer 2015 men’s and women’s collections at The Standard High Line as part of MADE Fashion Week. The event also marked the young Parisian label’s official New York Fashion Week debut. Blurring the lines between fashion house, record label, and design firm, Maison Kitsuné has established itself in the past few years as one of the most unique and innovative brands in the business. Co-founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, who also serve as the brand’s creative directors, “combine the philosophy of tradition with a modern attitude and a Parisian twist” to produce classic designs with a contemporary feel.
So it came as no surprise that the chic early evening presentation turned into the beginnings of a great Meatpacking District party (which later continued upstairs at Le Bain). Kitsuné’s latest mix, Kitsuné Trip Mode by Jerry Bouthier, floated above the excited buzz of the crowd to soundtrack the night. Seemingly endless glasses of champagne were passed around as cool kids Sky Ferreira, Mayer Hawthorne, and Mia Moretti mingled with industry insiders Nick Wooster and Jenné Lombardo.
With their latest sartorial effort, Loaëc and Kuroki sought to create pieces that “strike a balance between curated and carefree.” The “Effortless French” presentation featured dewy-skinned and pouty-lipped models posed against backdrops of oversized vintage cartes postales. Offering tailored basics for men and women accented with playful prints and textured metallics, the Spring/Summer 2015 lines often recalled vintage pieces from the 50s and 60s—sporty letterman jackets, graphic crew-neck sweatshirts, slim-leg patterned trousers, oversized coats in pastel colors. The polished silhouettes were imbued with a preppy, sporty edge that certainly follows the label’s aesthetic of “redefining classics.” It was as if someone decided to give the cast of Grease a sophisticated wardrobe update. And let’s be honest: Who doesn’t want to be a part of the Rydell High posse?
Check out more photos from the new collections after the jump.