Is there any other label shown in London that brings street fashion to a more elaborate high fashion sphere than KTZ does? I don’t think so. KTZ’s designer Marjan Pejoski who’s worked for Dame Vivienne Westwood and his co-designer Koji Maruyama really nailed the look you expect at a London Fashion Week show.
The materials – luxurious. The patterns and silhouettes – interesting, but mostly wearable. The color palette – surprising (it’s not often you see such a black dominated collection for spring/summer). The design idea and inspiration – coming from a global background (the traditions and migrations of nomadic cultures and their impact on today’s society).
Covered up models, bringing burkhas to mind and hats, head pieces and layering inspired from desert inhabitants as well as statement jewelry that reminds one of religious symbols made for a show with great impact. Just what the crowd at Somerset’s House Courtyard show space – which was one of the most stunningly dressed of all shows – was craving for.
The Westwood influence still quite obvious, but paired with over the top pieces inspired by current street fashion like sweatshirt dresses or bomber and leather jackets with huge embellishments or leather caps with XXL studs and just as badass backpacks that’s how the KTZ spring/summer 2014 collection comes together.
Way to go to enlarge their fanbase even more in the near future. Bravo guys!
(pictures: Hugo Hase)