KTZ creative director Marjan Pejoski found inspiration for this season’s collection in Lord of the flies. The classic novel by William Golding is about a group of boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. The collection, presented at London Fashion Week Men’s features the boys tale when they are already established on the Island, presenting their cloths shredding their old world and representing new beginnings. The smart conservative fabrics are slowly disappearing, which reflects their old way of life becoming lost and faded, badges of past achievements and group identities giving way to the wild nature they find themselves in, and the new identities of their clothes are formed from the discarded litter abandoned to the shores. They stitch together their clothes with silver threads, bottle tops and raw leathers, symbolising new identities and forming brave new worlds.
Slogans and Symbols, a signature motif in previous collections, seem to appear smaller this season with titles like: “CLUB OF NOWHERE ” or slogans such as “THE WORLD TO COME ” also abbreviated as “T.W.T.C.”. As the novel explores the dark side of humanity, the collection’s dark earthy colours symbolise of the old order dotted with bright materials of the hope to come, and still a raw authentic rebellious essence remains, untamed.
KTZ proves once again to be one of the cutting edge brands out there. The SS18 collection didn’t fail to deliver the raw energy and contemporary urban edge the brand is well known for, through wearable pieces such as quilted utility jackets, bomber jackets or trench coats – but also through some statement pieces with metal threads chainmail and leather which felt fundamental to the collection, teaming with combat boots to create a powerful, yet dark at times collection.