ROGGYKEIの新コレクション “NEW HORIZONS” でソフトな未来が迎えてくれそう。
One of my favorite up and coming brands is Roggykei, which hail from Osaka. They have released their newest collection “New Horizon” at long last. They first presented it in Paris during fashion week in a show of wont for global permeance which is getting rarer in high-end Japanese fashion these days, methinks. Together with Balmung they had a great showing and I hear they are going again so if you’re industry and going to PFW in Feb., be sure to look them up.
Now, to New Horizon. Roggykei transcends a lot of the Japanese brand cliches and they’ve got their own style; nonchalant futurism, with a heavy dose of mixing colorful organic and inorganic textiles in minimalistic yet graphical shapes. Their lookbooks are often very edgy, saturated, cool and quite in-your-face but this season the image is much softer. Two androgynous models wander a dreamy beach lanscape in creative, pale makeup. They almost look like two otherworldly beings whose spaceship crashed on the earth at this desserted beach.
That is to say their designs haven’t totally softened, although it’s a new leaf to see knitwear and an abundance of chiffon in the designs. They so fluidly waver between menswear and womenswear that it truly seems to transcend gender-specific clothing. The laser cutting and high-tech textiles they use are stunning so look at the pics closely!