Japanese designer Maiko Kurogouchi presented Mame Kurogouchi’s Fall Winter 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week. The beautiful, romantic collection was presented at the 18th-century hôtel particulier on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré where Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel once lived.
Joni Mitchell, Pablo Picasso and Roger Hiorns are some of the artists that gave inspiration to the collection. Together with paintings of Kunisada Utagawa collected by Claude Monet. They were all suggested in Maiko Kurogouchi’s collection, continuing her experiment from last season.
Piled up pages and fragmented memory inspired the collection’s versatile styles, with details such as buttons and strings which allows multiple layering. Blue, silver or gold lamé threads are interwoven to a bomber jacket, tailored pieces and skirts. The silhouettes exemplify an accurate ease, thanks to finest fabrics such as silk, wool and cashmere. Various Japanese manufacturing techniques of weaving and dying were applied to create the original fabrics and patterns.
The new PVC bag series features tablecloth with a kaleidoscopic pattern paired with echoed crystal handles. The brand’s signature PVC bag wears striking orange. White, dense mist trails over a body, coagulated and transformed to the voluminous yet delicate earrings and necklace that acquired the glass-like transparency, lightness and porcelain touch.
Maiko Kurogouchi, presenting for the third time in Paris, featured once again her elegant, feminine designs with strong references to her native Japan.
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