There are a lot of new developments going on within the world of Kitsuné, with the all-new Condorcet store and Café Kitsuné opening its doors for the first time tomorrow, and more interesting projects to follow later in the year. Yesterday, in the midst of all these exciting new developments, Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, the minds behind the brand, also presented a new seasonal collection and it is another win. With the just released Autmn/Winter 2015 collection Maison Kitsuné pays tribute to the mysterious soul and beauty of South Korea. For their latest collection, the brand utilizes a series of sophisticated cuts and details for men. Luxurious, refined and textured fabrics are boldly combined in the season’s patterns – houndstooth, stripes, checkered prints – play with the contrasting effects. We particularly love the illustration by South Korean talent Daehyun Kim on one of the t-shirts. In a palette of neutral colors, as always – black, grey and an array of blues – which are offset by pale shades of beige and illuminated with dashes of red and silver, make it one of the strongest collections by Maison Kitsuné ever, still showing growth which will very likely cary the brand even further then where it is at this point.
Known as the Land of the Morning Calm, South Korea uses design, color and patterns to significantly contribute to pop culture, and this season Maison Kitsuné pays homage to their trendsetting aesthetics.
Inspired by the delicate dream-like drawings of South Korean artist Daehyun Kim also known as Moonassi and the trigrams represented on the flag of South Korea, Maison Kitsuné incorporated these designs in their screen printed pieces and prints. “Kim” becomes “K.I.M”, short for “Kitsuné Institute of Music”, a nod to Kitsuné’s musical heritage. Conceived by Loaëc and Kuroki, Maison Kitsuné’s “K.I.M” men’s collection presents a modern spin on the graphic style of the 1960s with new colors, patterns and silhouettes to discover.
Next to this extensive collection, exclusive to the new Condorcet space, Gildas and Masaya, have also designed a “Maison Kitsuné Condorcet Paris” capsule collection. Inspired by the blue tones of the boutique, this exclusive collection is composed of a denim shirt made in Japan, a sweatshirt, a t-shirt and a tote bag, which will be exclusively available at the new inspirational new venue.
Photography by Paul Bliss.
Find the new Condorcet space at number 68 rue Condorcet (9th arrondissement) in Paris.
Shop the new collection online (soon) here.