The current Ksubi AD/BC collection has made me weak at the knees. The designers, whom are renowned for specialising in denim, have created a line for both males and females this year that is chic, street and comfy. The labels latest short film and appearance on the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festivals runway, demonstrates the collections opulence.
There are clearly a number of influences throughout the collection. Imperial architecture, royal prints and hues indicative of the aristocracy are a constant theme. Religion also seems to have made an impression on the designers with the use of graphic prints of cathedral like interiors as well as clergy inspired figures. It is clear that the unperturbed nature of street wear this season did not go unnoticed, inspiring aspects and designs throughout the collection.
Each individual piece is royally decadent and aesthetically beautiful. The collection boasts various textures and tones, from the use of metallic’s, leather, velvets and stamped embroideries to zips studs and darker hues. Ksubi has created a perfect fusion of street wear and the baroque. The collection provokes a feeling of strength through its majestic nature, yet quite easily juxtaposes this with the relaxed more bourgeois temperament of light wash denim.
My favourites? Of course I would kill to have the entire collection hanging in my wardrobe, but a few items in particular really speak to me.
For the ladies, the architecture inspired Peplum top and skirt is a favourite and a duo that will catch the eye of many when you are out crawling the night life. For a more relaxed feel that can be worn everyday the Neon Mary Sweat paired with the Leather Drop Crotch pant are divine. I haven’t forgotten about denim, the detailed Easy Rider dress is one that can be worn in all seasons of the year, and one I will surely purchase.
For the guys, a few key pieces caught my eye. The Jeezy Crew tee and Church Tee both demonstrate the thought and brilliance used in creating the graphic designs. The Two tone Black/Navy shorts and raw denim Ink full eye Vest are also worth a mention.
The Ksubi boys have not disappointed this year.