For his third women’s collection, Michael Michalsky continued to tap into the Jet Set archives to find the visual references for the technical luxury sportswear brand. This time, it was a tie-dye marble effect, scanned from an original garment and printed onto high-tech nylon right down to the visible fiber damage; the intarsia pattern used for cropped batwing sweaters; a tiger print offered in a muted purple, or the variety of denim washes in grape, blue or olive that made up his Blue System denim line. Among other standouts were the limited edition, faux-fur jackets made in Michalsky’s Berlin atelier, and lightweight parkas cut from ripstop nylon that had been sourced from used parachute sails.
WWD Critique: Michalsky is looking to bridge the gap between performance and urban garments more and more. To wit, the Domina one-piece jumpsuit in fleece-lined Neoprene looked sharp enough for a night out on the town.