PARIS, Jan 20, 2014/ — Inspired by military utility and then infused with rock and roll, Young Jin Kim and Federico Capalbo, the design duo behind the label Komakino captured the duality that had swept designers in Milan and now has moved to Paris. And this time, the music rebel is the counterpoint of the very proper military man.
For Fall 2014, Komakino proposes MA-1s jacket, coat and suiting which have been reinterpreted with fabric contrast – heavy wool, brushed cotton and leather are mixed with colourful rubber neoprene details and camouflages.
Cut-out on jackets, with contest colour fold, utility intervention, layered flaps and coats keep a more constructed silhouette when paired with exaggerated volumes and oversized tops, feather down quilted jackets and sweatpants.
Signature prints and embroideries runs throughout the collection. The persistent, relentless vocabulary of the label, a fusion of counterculture references and youth codes, opens to a more refined and composed wardrobe.
The Italian and English manufactured label is about clothes with spirit, an evolving collection that’s potent from concept to finish.
KOMAKINO AW14 collections’ inspirations spans from military utility to the noise subculture, industrial and EBM music scene with a particular reference to the esoteric artistic collective Temple of Psychic Youth.