With Siouxsie Sioux-esque sex appeal and bold, badass make-up, Kaimin’s models wore cerebrally spliced ensembles of plaid, patent leather, pastel plums and fierce fur that explored subcultures straddling post-punk, ‘hardvapour’ and couture.
For FW17, Kaimin of her eponymous cult brand KAIMIN turned her models into wicked-cool punk princesses from the future. There were ruffles fashioned from lavender lambskin and blue tartan, camouflage origami-esque garb reminiscent of Jun Takahshi meets Vivienne Westwood meets Cousin Itt; shimmering asymmetrical chiffon and toiles de jouy hijacked by avant-garde aliens and iridescent-drenched Animae girls. “I wanted to showcase a new conception of ‘future punk’ with abstract elements and cool, cryptic construction”, said Kaimin. Titillating, textural and over-the-top, the range glistens and roars, conjuring a rambunctious post-post-punk shindig somewhere in NYC’s Lower East Side. We are gaga for the matte black and silver zip-ups (below) splashed with pretty painterly polka dots and the patent red leather zip dress.
Styled by Anna Trevelyan
Images + fashion courtesy of KAIMIN
VIVISXN – Fashion + Art