For our women’s collection for Pre-Fall 2016 we were inspired by the power of women. We are impressed by both their beauty and their strength. Our woman is as equally a member of an all-girl biker gang as of a group of demure urban professionals. She domineers with her use of proportions and color.
The silhouette is spacious, layered and slightly oversized. Tops and pants in bold colors of red, white and black are marginally rounded. Flocked tunic tops are worn over mid length skirts or jeans. Lurex piqué dresses are protected under oversized, impressive down coats. Double breasted origami cocoon coats and matching pants in lacquered jacquard appear as protective suiting. Printed indigo denims offer a nod towards the durable. Knitwear’s strength lies in its lightness and its mixed fabrics of cashmere, mohair and wool. The prints - proper and vivid - represent graphic tanami flowers, half stars upon stripes, rising suns and soft abstract clouds.
Accessories such as belts and embroidered chest plates in rope offer relief from restraint. Buttons with oversized leather knots decorate origami sleeved jackets. Ankle boots with rectangular kitten heels come in leather, sprayed-faux python or lacquered jacquard. Platform ballerina flats revived from the KENZO archive offer flexible movement.
Humberto Leon & Carol Lim