Spring & Summer 2016
Cross-culture and cross-pollination shape define the S/S 16 KC Gideon collection.
Taking its cue from nature and all things pastoral, authentic work-wear is spliced with elements of sportswear to create unexpected hybrids and a bold new uniform for the urban sophisticate.
Traditional baby carriers used by Chinese farmers as they work are taken apart and reassembled in diverse fabrics and textures to inform radical construction techniques for short, summer coat, tees and a deconstructed backpack with a hood. Aerial views of an agrarian landscape inspire "athletic" fabric collages that fold and drape around the body in a controlled manner. The end result is always purposeful and streamlined.
Shapes run the gamut from slim to the roomy. Drop-crotch pants add a certain ease to the look. Breezy natural fabrics - quasi-transparent linen, double-faced cotton/ linen, slubbed organic cottons and yarns - are beefed up with hardcore utilitarian details, top stitching and pockets to prevent the proposition from slipping too far into the homespun. However, edges left undone, fine hand embroidery in multicolor threads and sporadic beading counteract all this toughness to lend a delicateness to the clothes and reinforce the importance of sustaining dying crafts.
And to further emphasize this, the collection is accessorized with hand-worked beaded necklaces and bracelets, knotted belts and deconstructed messenger bags which come with detachable intrecciata belts that can also be worn around the waist.
Green/ blues/ purple/violet/ burnt yellow/ military green