For her very last collection at Maison Kitsuné, her third since arriving at the brand in December 2018, designer Yuni Ahn took the Franco-Japanese label back to the Seventies with psychedelic tie-dye quilted jackets and oversize cropped knitted cardigans for men; flared jumpsuits and high-waisted suede pants for women.
“We were lucky to have Yuni for three seasons; her eye and technique allowed us to push fashion further,” said Maison Kitsuné cofounder Gildas Loäec, who stayed mum on the name of her possible successor. Fashion is still very much on the label’s radar: Maison Kitsuné is hoping to organize its first runway show next Paris fashion week.
WWD Critique: It was the label’s most grown-up and fashion-forward collection yet, with interesting fabric developments on intarsia jacquards and a rich color palette of mostly deep purple, burgundy and ochre. Hopefully the new creative director will continue the label’s fashion push.