K-Way took Milan’s show-goers to a Parisian café for its Fall/Winter 2023 runway show last night. Held at the recreation of Café de la Paix, the restaurant that inspired the idea – the glittering people sat shoulder to shoulder in wicker chairs before being treated to the patisserie. Created by Parisian landmark chefs.
But once the show started, we were no longer in Paris, we were raving. K-Way represented in some of the collection’s key looks, presenting multi-dimensional layers of three jackets on top of each other. In the opening orange look, she placed a shell jacket over her packable nylon raincoat, paired with shiny rubbery shorts cut from her quilted pattern, and nylon her legs. Combined with the warmers, we created something technical in nature.
Similarly, the all-black ensemble introduced pleated material, which was often the best part of the collection, but it worked well here in shorts. We’ve stepped into the world of tailoring with formal accents such as Vibram-equipped boots, but we’ve paired this black outfit with an exaggerated parka coat.
But it was the conceptual looks that really caught the attention of the K-Way. His three finale look is one oversized jacket and one dress with multiple jackets hanging on the body, combining office slacks and knitwear with jacket scarves. Here, all the colors of the rainbow were added to the mix, and jackets were tied around the models and sewn to each other for a dramatic display that capped off the show.
Putting together the K-Way collection is a sustainable initiative, all made from jacquard cotton, mohair, merino wool and Loro Piana’s ‘STORM SYSTEM’ technology, ‘AMIABLE’. It is made from recycled nylon scrap glued to a silver membrane. — And finally, “MOLINA” recycled down padding.
Check out the K-Way FW23 in the gallery above. You can find the contents of Milan Fashion Week FW23 here.
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