Is it ridiculous that we are already amped up for Fall fashion?
Blame Maison Kitsuné’s Fall/Winter 2016 lookbook. The collection pays homage to the brand’s Japanese heritage with that cool, modern, structured aesthetic that we’ve come to know and love, juxtaposed with French elegance.
Drawing inspiration from the acclaimed animated Japanese film The Wind Rises, Kitsuné’s co-founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, give a nod to the 30’s with a hint of school girl appeal with the Love Rises collection.
The women’s collection features traditional kimonos that have been modernized with a shorter hemline, and more structure. Pussy bow blouses are paired with skirt sets, and Peter Pan blouses serve as a contemporary layering piece under a heavy knit sweater and trousers. The stand out item of the collection is the faux shearling ecru coat with matching cap. The color palette is fairly simple with neutrals like black and greay, interspersed with bits of red, blue, and silver. Fabrications like silk, lurex jacquard wool, velvet, woven jersey, and cotton are accented by lurex yarns, braids, embroidery, and guipure lace make for the perfect balance of luxury and comfort.
The Love Rises men’s collection boasts shades of navy blue, gray, and green, complimented by bright blue, mauve and red. Organic textiles like cotton, flannel, broadcloth, and velvet bring to life aviator, pop, and camouflage prints. Kitsuné’s season to season styles are revisited in new fabrications like the bomber jacket in raw-edge felted wool, the aviator jacket featuring a faux shearling collar, and the duffle coat in camouflage jacquard broadcloth.
Maison Kitsuné is sold in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York brick and mortor stores and online at here. Click through for some of our favorite looks from the Fall/Winter 16 lookbook.