Usually, terms like “messy,” or “incomplete,” would not be used to describe an eye-catching new collection after its Paris Fashion Week debut. But in the case of the Kolor Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection, which was presented in France this season, the brand intentionally embraces “incompleteness.” The label does so to beautiful effect in order to showcase wearable outfits that feel like an artistic work in progress.
“I wanted to make a messy image,” Kolor designer Junichi Abe said when explaining the process behind the collection and its PFW styling. DIY elements come together in a polished and high-fashion way.
To show off this collection in its full glory, the brand debuted a colorful and visually dizzying lookbook filled with expertly-styled outfits. In these images, we can see how layering, contrasting textures of fabrics, and exaggerated proportions work together to deliver one-of-a-kind ensembles.
Each presentation in the lookbook feels at once effortlessly cool and meticulously crafted. At first, one could think casual styles like rain jackets and slide shoes are just tossed on haphazardly. But when you take in the color coordination and intricate detailing, you realize that a lot of work goes into that It Girl chic aesthetic. Plus, you can really feel Junichi Abe’s pattern-making background.