Ha-ha, with its concept of “universal fashion,” aims to create clothes for everyone: all ages, sizes, races and even differently abled people. This season, the brand’s design team showed a collection of loose-fitting tops and relaxed pants, with the goal of offering clothes that will be comfortable no matter how the wearer sits, stands or moves.
The show opened with a series of black and white geometric-print ponchos cleverly designed so that they can be styled and worn in a variety of ways. These came out draped clothesline-style over a rope held between two staff members. The models picked them up and put them on before walking the runway.
A series of pastel jackets and jodhpurs in a fuzzy, fleecelike fabric missed the mark with their too-sweet colors and oversize buttons that can be made to light up, with some effort, like the phrase “I’m here” emblazoned in smaller LED lights on the backs.
A few of the more creative pieces included pants that can be removed with a few pulls of zippers and velcro, and striped coats that, once zipped up, can be opened again by a simple tug to the side. Also striking were a sweatshirt, baggy pants and an A-line denim dress, all bearing large appliqués of koi fish.
The show climaxed with a looks crafted from stiff denim and worn by a couple of senior citizens.