Michiko Koshino autumn/winter 2019 collection presentation for LFWM
Veteran designer Michiko Koshino celebrated the legacy of her 1980s “Motor King” collection for her Autumn/Winter 2019 presentation.
Futuristic streetwear was conceived through Koshino’s use of camouflage, leather, waxed cotton and khaki tones, inspired by the masculinity that society so often associates with cross-country activity. Actual sketches and graphics from Koshino’s personal artist archive were featured in the collection to provide introspection on her career.
The collection’s designs were experimental, as characterised by the unique silhouettes, strong structures and sense of hedonism seemingly borrowed from the ravers of the late 80s and early 90s. A colour palette of bright fluorescents and camouflage khakis created eclectic, clashing graphics. Heavy cotton, mixed-waxed fabrics, nylon, leather and recycled technology materials maintained the sense of sporty streetwear at its core.
Despite the collection returning to the foundations of the brand, the essence of Koshino remained current and relevant, a reinterpretation of the trends she helped create.
Photos: Kimberley Archer