Raf Simons discovered a intelligent solution to give basic wardrobe objects the stressed, subversive power of youth: by stamping black jackets and embroidering white shirts with the lurid, goth-tinged graphics of rock T-shirts.
It was as if an previous haberdashery store in Antwerp was taken over by the cool children, who additionally supersized striped costume shirts, vintage-looking ski sweaters and trenchcoats, whereas leaving the old-school labels sewn on the sleeves, or on the fishnet necklines of their outfits.
The Belgian designer just lately expanded his signature label to girls’s put on, although female and male fashions alike donned austere sack attire and flaring coats.
Rain-slicked hair, heavy black sneakers and bracelets formed like skeleton arms had been a dismal foil to candy accent colours like child blue and pale yellow.
There was a whiff of Miuccia Prada to all of the neat, half-pleated skirts. Simons can also be the co-creative director of the Milan vogue home that bears her title, and her husband, Prada chief govt officer Patrizio Bertelli, attended the present within the ornate, fundamental corridor of the Palais de Brongniart.
Fellow designers Demna Gvasalia; Pieter Mulier and the Proenza Schouler boys, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, additionally took in Simons’ refined and knowledgeable tailoring, and extra voluptuous and experimental shapes, together with oversize bomber jackets in watery floral prints.
The backstage was closed attributable to coronavirus, so Simons dispatched a brief listing of artists and a few quotes about youth. The one which appeared probably the most apt, given all of the beneficiant proportions: “Sooner or later, this child will get bigger.”
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