The collaborative brand, which opened its first boutique on New York’s Mercer Street last month, continued to move further into elevated sportswear territory for spring, mining its ongoing collaborations with Kappa and K-Way in increasingly elaborate ways. If this week’s front-row looks in Paris were anything to go by, items like sequin-encrusted track pants and maxi skirts are set to be sure-fire hits. Giant flag-like cape tops splashed with a giant Kappa logo with eyelet and cord fastenings tapped a similar register -just as outgoing but with less of the glitz.
Graffiti artist Vincent Dacquin mined American football references for the brand, slapping brightly colored patches across items including a high-necked white minidress. There was also plenty of the hand-painted and distressed denim and leather, tie-dye and checks, all in outsize shapes, that are part of the label’s core register.
Among the most innovative designs were a jacket that spliced vintage and contemporary military references — a combination of navy wool and camouflage fabric — with zips that could be opened up to give a nonchalant off-the-shoulder look. The brand also introduced its first bags, a line of carryalls that debut exclusively at Barneys New York this month, and collaborated with Chris Habana on jewelry inspired by vintage signet rings, transforming them into funky earrings and streetwise piercings.