The Maison Kitsuné brand was born out of a very interesting fusion. With an exotic background mix, this French-Japanese label showcased its Fall/Winter 2015 K.I.M collection last week in Paris.
Love of fashion and music came together as architect and designer Masaya Kuroki, and ex manager and artistic director of Daft Punk, Gildas Loaëc, founded the brand in 2002. As Maison Kitsuné developed slowly and organically, it now has three stores - Paris, Tokyo and New York.
The K.I.M (Kitsuné Institute of Music) collection exhibited last week drew creative inspiration from South Korea’s pop culture, Moonassi’s drawings and the design of the South Korean flag. By referencing South Korea’s reputation as the “land of the morning calm”, the brand has combined and balanced out workwear and casual wear, together with a selection of different shades of blue. The collection included coats, shirts, bomber jackets, and denim. Blue, was surely the dominating colour in this collection, accompanied subtly by the colours of grey, tan, beige and black. Bold patterns were also visible in their new F/W15 collection such as houndstooth and checkered prints.
Once again, Maison Kitsuné has shown the diverse inspiration from other cultures and brought it together to this latest collection. In the past, the label’s design and ideas were known for it’s Parisian roots and also the 60’s British rock culture.