For punk chaos, nihilistic tendencies and straight teenage spirit, look no further than KIDILL’s Autumn/Winter 2023 collection, which debuted at Paris Fashion Week.
In a collection titled “Enfant Terrible,” creative director Hiroaki Suiyasu looks to adolescents’ love of heartbreak movies. It’s the kind of material produced by Harmony Korine, Danny Boyle, and Spike Jonze, who also made her series of short documentaries. A type of project that reflects the subculture of teenagers, such as skateboarding.
It is here that the collection is born around the collaboration with DC Shoes. Known for their skateboarding silhouettes from the 90’s through his 20’s—comic padding and rounded designs that fit the board—KIDILL embraces classic styles that bridge youth and adulthood. From tie-dyed military fabric to what appears to be ink-stained, the collaborative pair is marked by KIDILL adding spikes to the upper and laser his lace his locks on the vamp.
KIDILL is footwear that evokes the spirit of the entire collection as it seeks to explore the awkward transition from unruly teenager to adulthood. It may refer to second-hand clothes or punk, but if you look deeper, you will find that it is highly accomplished.
For example, layers of folded printed silk contrast in color rather than print, and the addition of a khaki badge-covered choa jacket contradicts the loose luxury that billows beneath. There’s a relaxed sense of yourself reflected in a set of oversized (and pleated) double denim with the same print. Oversized dusty pink jersey. His hoodie, accented with soft silk ribbons and cotton ribbons draped down the floor, leans towards the sophisticated aesthetic of streetwear, as seen in the Nirvana video. All the unmissable sweater holes are sewn. thin silver thread.
A swirly, Dries Van Noten-esque print contrasts with a distressed hem, while a semi-formal floral long shirt with puffy sleeves contrasts again with oversized check trousers. Simply put, KIDILL FW23 is as much for adults as it is for kids.
Regarding this collection, Suiyas said, “I want to customize second-hand clothes without hesitation, both in the past and now, so I’m saved by working with my hands. structure can be formed. This is a fact that will never change. “Like” sometimes binds us, but at the same time it gives us freedom. The only certainty for me is that I am eternally connected to my pure and trusted core. That’s the beauty of your style. Whatever it is called, it handles updates, never stops, and never runs out to build new counterpoints. “Scary children” is KIDILL’s current statement.
Check out KIDILL FW23’s ‘Enfants Terrible’ collection in the gallery above. Stay tuned to Hypebeast for more content from Paris Fashion Week FW23.
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