Paris is magic. Paris is fun. Paris is where everything is possible, where you can eat steak tartare every day, where they correct your pronunciation even if to you it sounds like theirs, and where I usually see the best fashion shows.
So I was very happy when Designcatwalk received an invitation for Juun J. SS13 menswear fashion show, which then resulted to be my fave among the other shows we attended. The location of the show itself was spectacular, the gallery of minerals of the National Natural History Museum: the dark wood and glass antique cases containing the minerals were a perfect contrasting background for the very pure, linear collection.
The inspiration came from Akira Kurosawa’s noir movie “Drunken Angel”, filmed in 1948, and the 40s were probably the decade that you could detect the most in the silhouettes, with exagerated shoulders, narrow waistlines and draped, oversizesd pants. Big trenches, shirt sleeves on jackets, a minimal colour palette; but the part that struck me the most was the final one, with elements of sportswear meeting the 40s, plus an incredible technique in textured three dimensional fabrics, all on the tones of white mixed with fluro accents.
The collection was clever, rich of inspiring details and ideas, coherent in its image and suggestive of new concepts. Loved it!
[Thanks to Marco Pezzoni for the pictures.]