Charles Jeffrey Loverboy is one of my favorite young designers. he does not create goods, but artistic images. In the spring-summer 2022 collection, the artist showed bright and mystical images of either shamans or clowns.
Swedish designer Beate Karlsson’s creative director of AVAVAV inhabited borders between fantasy and reality. “My aesthetic is sometimes borderline camp…but without trying to create things that are camp for the sake of camp. My drive is to try to come up with something that makes people feel something new and strong. My biggest passion in terms of innovative fashion is both trying to come up with new silhouettes and being inspired by what I experienced as a child and this monstrous animation world,” says the designer. Karlsson’s spring-summer 2022 collection for AVAVAV is called “Underwater Harmony”.
Comme des Garçons Homme Plus FW 2021/2022 collection name is “Darkroom” and it’s inspired by “dark place where not only the visual but all six senses come into play”. “Just as photographs reveal their images in the darkroom, so can creation, development, and progress, we believe, also come out of darkness.” – explained Rei Kawakubo. In this collection Kawakubo showed a lot of deconstructive jackets crossed with coats – traditional for the brand Comme des Garçons, but quite fresh and wearable for men’s fashion.
The only thing that was too radical for a modern man in the Comme des Garçons Homme Plus FW 2021/2022 collection was high – heeled shoes, in the style of women’s shoes of the 1920s.