Masha Ma showed off her darker, more conceptual side for spring. She sent out a gang of new-wave techno kids dressed in hard, industrial and often synthetic fabrics, ready to hit that underground club.
The silhouettes were sculptural, bordering on gimmicky, and often unisex. Think bulky leather perfectos and cropped blousons with exaggerated lapels and a beetle-shell-like coating. Sometimes, a single detached sleeve was worn in protest — and perhaps also as a symbol of Ma’s efforts to inject her label with a more youthful, rebellious vibe.
Though the designer painted a coherent picture with her nightlife denizens, at times it felt as if she was trying too hard to break with her old more day-friendly, less-experimental self.