MAISON KITSUNE | FALL / WINTER 2012
French design house Maison Kitsune debuted an impressive collection taking strong influences from vintage cycling and driving. This Fall / Winter sees the Maison Kitsune man toying with the ideas of the British gentleman with the addition of Parisian flair.
Sartorially cut designs were mixed with more comfortable lounge-wear, with the brands aesthetic being one that can be both suitable for work and play. Tailored shirts, tweed blazers and chinos a-plenty, built up a collection reminiscent of the now famous, British Tweed Run. Whilst putting the collection together designer, Masaya Kuroki, drew inspiration from the image of a chic man riding his bicycle in the city whilst wearing a traditional outfit.
Outerwear is perhaps one of the most coveted garments from a Kitsune collection, with the continuation of the patch-pocket blazer, heavy woollen tweed coat and heavyweight cotton herringbone overcoat. Macs in brushed cotton and lightweight wools were paired with cotton overshirts, and the eponymous ankle grazing chino, rolled neatly into a pleat at the base of the calf.
Knitwear was, as always, a highlight, with this Fall / Winter collection seeing an eclectic mix of chunky cable knits, fine-knit cardigans and Fairisle jumpers, for that country gentleman-esque finish.
- Charlotte Stamp