For this third collection, his first presented in Paris, 19-year-old Vejas Kruszewski focused on organic, bulbous shapes that gave an alien, otherworldly charm to familiar streetwear staples like sweatshirts, bomber jackets, sweatpants and jeans.
The Toronto-based designer is one of the contenders for this year’s LVMH Prize, and already counts Opening Ceremony among his customers.
Kruszewski’s rounded forms appeared in cropped leather and suede jackets in dusty pink and distressed brown, cinched by bands of ribbed black elastic and featuring exaggerated yoke backs and batwing sleeves. Items like a voluminous linen dress enveloped the body, drawing attention to details like its intersecting cuffs, while another, in white cotton, suggested a spacesuit.
The purism of Vejas’ designs was punctuated by stark silver metal fasteners, as on a pink wool egg-shaped coat, or with contrasting stitch details.