Backstage at Christian Dada SS18
CHRISTIAN DADA SS18 collection partly takes inspiration from the work of French street artist Zeus and more specifically his liquidated logos. True to designer Masanori Morikawa’s Dadaist and punk philosophy, the creative/destructive aesthetic of the melting motifs and words is an artistic expression of a world falling apart.
Japanese cultural heritage references abounds, in the jacquard bomber style jacket crossing on the chest like a Jinbei, or in the patchwork style embroideries evoking Boro folk art textile. A notion of beauty in imperfections is surfacing in the ancestral mud dyeing technic used on the pants.
Drawings by Kuniyoshi Kutagawa, a famous print maker and painter from the Edo period, are embroidered at the back of short satin robes.Embroidery, entirely done by hand, also enhance the jean pants and chambray style blue suits are embellished with famous fashion icons’ quotes such as "My life did not please me so I created my life" by Coco Chanel, or the ultimate "Fashion fades, style is eternal" from Yves Saint Laurent.
The Christian (Dada) logo dripping on the front of an elongated base ball shirt plays on a double meaning. Visual disturbances seen as an open critic against a society where money represents the biggest power.
Photography by Adrian Martin for Men's Fashion Post