When Tokyo-based Masanori Morikawa foundedChristian Dada in 2010, he deliberately chose a nonconformist stance tofashion. Done mostly in black, his designs, with the Dadaism movement astheir leitmotif, embrace imperfections as integral elements of fashionand today count Lady Gaga and Kiss among their fans. Showing in Parisfor the first time, Morikawa’s spring collection, titled “Infinity,” isslated to incorporate 3-D jacquard and the Nishijin jacquard, atraditional Japanese fabric originating in Kyoto, along withembroideries whose fragility Morikawa wants to juxtapose with heavyouterwear, including leather biker jackets.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"