Kostas Murkudis made his debut women’s collection for Hache all about the zipper. A black pinafore dress in a scuba fabric featured an oversize round zip-off pocket that brought to mind the pioneer of Space Age fashion, Pierre Cardin. Chunky metallic zippers appeared as well on the pockets of a black leather miniskirt and a pair of white Bermuda shorts, while others — done in white plastic — popped on a forest green PVC coat. The Sixties homage felt a little literal at times, particularly in a T-shirt dress emblazoned with an image of Andy Warhol muse Nico.
More au courant were travel-friendly items such as a parka, anorak and pants that were made from a silky technical material and came with a roomy pocket on the sleeve or back, into which the clothes could be folded and stored.
The Hache collection is produced with licensee GFM Industria SpA of Italy, which is also helping Murkudis relaunch his namesake commercial line and owns Ter et Bantine, where he serves as creative director.