Tatsuya Kimura and Sanae Yoshida named their newest collection “Stick Out,” after the sixth album by Japanese punk rock band The Blue Hearts, which shares the same name.
“When I first heard it, I was 16 years old, and I thought it was boring,” Kimura said. “But when I listened to it recently, I thought the cold punk sound of it was really cool.”
Kimura described the collection as “post-punk” and “postmodern.” And even though Discovered is a men’s brand, the designers showed some looks on female models, as they thought the current offering looked good on both sexes.
Staged in a large, square hall with scaffolding that gave it an industrial atmosphere, the show had a high energy, thanks to a DJ spinning thumping techno beats. Models with spiked hair wore all-black outfits consisting of pieces such as a long vest, baggy leather culottes, slim cropped pants and a tie-front mesh top. Pops of color came in shocking pink or fluorescent green socks and fingerless gloves.
Kimura and Yoshida’s strongest looks were those that mixed a variety of influences, such as suiting and streetwear together with the underlying punk sensibility that ran throughout the collection. All-gray leopard print pants and a matching baseball cap were paired with a gray cable knit sweater vest, while sweatshirts in a geometric print were layered under button-down shirts. A baggy sweatsuit was elevated beyond warmupwear when it was turned out in crushed blue velvet.