As fashion houses take on presenting their collections digitally, we’re sharing details on the Spring/Summer 2021 collections at Paris Fashion Week from brands like Études, KidSuper, and Fumito Ganryu.
The new Études collection entitled “Yes Future” is the result of acknowledging new realities in distance, labor, and time. For the new line, designers Aurélien Arbet, Jérémie Egry, and José Lamali show its details through images shot by American artist Roe Ethridge—who has also contributed to the collection’s prints—for a collision of inspirations from the desert and the mountains to the sea. Conditions in these locations like heatwaves and sandstorms call for protective elements, offered in overalls, straw sunhats, cotton trench coats, and poplin shirts that zip off at the elbows. Other pieces look like they have been discovered in these destinations, like weathered baseball caps, graphic hoodies, patchwork shirts, and bleached denim pieces by the artist Thomas Koenig. For footwear, it presented another collection with Adieu, presenting a new Chelsea boot and a lace-up derby shoe. And for its third collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation, they created a series of black, white, red, and ochre prints imagined from figurative painting from 1982 on a jersey and denim capsule.
Designer Colm Dillane of KidSuper pulled out all the artistic stops—stop motion, that is— for his first official show on the Paris Fashion Week calendar. “We had to come in with a bang,” he said. “This is what KidSuper is about, bringing life to any moment, trying as hard as we can, winning Paris Fashion week.” On the mini runway were larger-than-life figures like Steven Hawking, Michael Jordan, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and Pablo Picasso sporting in the latest looks, like chunky woven knit tops were paired with paint-splattered trousers.
With its new collection, Fumito Ganryu asked one question: “How will time shift?” Spring/Summer 2021 welcomes an inclusive idea of being. For the new line, the Japanese designer featured images of one man alone in and around his home in an array of looks from his wardrobe. Calm in his garden, he’s in an oversized and lightweight button-down top with cinching elastic ties below the chest. In front of his at-home library, he’s wearing a trench boat and sneakers. While holding a child, he walks through the kitchen in a flowing set of shorts and a button-down top. The stress of today’s times is met with ease in fabrics that flow and the hope that positive change is on the horizon.