Kiko Kostadinov FW23 Celebrates the Forgotten Pioneers of Avant-Garde Women's Fashion
Drawing inspiration from Anne-Marie Beretta, Krizia, Irene Lentz and Sorelle Fontana.
Drawing inspiration from names like French designer Anne-Marie Beretta, Italian fashion pioneer Mariuccia Mandelli (aka Krizia) and American costume designer Irene Lentz alongside Roman sisters Sorelle Fontana, the profound collection fused classic tailoring with a contemporary color palette.
Arriving in vibrant hues of “Vermillion,” “Magenta,” “Grass Green,” “Chartreuse,” “Violet,” “Cobalt” and “Teal,” the collection aimed to challenge conventional perceptions of dressing, offering a deconstructed approach to design, intrinsic to that of Kiko Kostadinov.
Digital prints and hardware came courtesy of London-based Estonian painter Mariann Metsis, offering an unrefined palette of canine forms and abstract hues, paired with a DIY arts-and-crafts aesthetic, arriving in the shape of felted knitwear and blanket scarves. Elsewhere, the collection featured utility-inspired silhouettes, taking the form of trench coats, blazers, voluminous trousers and padded overcoats.
Take a look at the eclectic collection above.
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