Each season deserves a unique partnership. As part of a new Guest Designer series, the Maison Kitsuné studio invites a new creative director, beginning with Paris-trained Marcus Clayton.
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Like a homecoming, the Spring/Summer 2021 collection draws its inspiration from the thread between Tokyo and Paris: the two cities’ light, attitude, good taste, sense of humor and love of beautiful things. This season, Marcus Clayton has reinterpreted the essence of the brand’s dual-city vibes by combining bourgeoise Parisian prepster and Japanese utilitarian streetwear cool. The wardrobes of Tokyo and Parisian youth seem to have merged. Envision the fantasies of French weekends (striped rugby polo shirts, classic trench coats, sailor tops, cotton poplins, unisex maxi shirts) alongside distinctive Japanese street fashion (workwear cottons, waxed gabardines, silk Habotai bandanas). We see the silhouettes advancing in the streets of Tokyo with a Parisian nonchalance or vice versa. Authentic shades of khaki, beige, and camel are enhanced by pastel sky blue, pink or off-white notes. The headwear accessories underline the strength of the blended urban silhouettes of this collection.
A tribute to those who love travel, to cities found on postcards, to selfies taken at the Café Kitsuné nestled in the Palais Royal Gardens, to neighborhood jaunts, to lightness, spontaneity, curiosity, and laughter.
- Monica Bellucci and Deva Cassel cover Vogue Italia July 2021 by Paolo Roversi
- Vivienne Rohner by Nathaniel Goldberg for Vogue Paris June/July 2021
- Hirosue Ryoko covers Vogue Beauty Japan July 2021 by Takahiro Igarashi