Purple Fashion — Noir Kei Ninomiya

[October 2 2018] : Fashion

Behind the scenes at Noir Kei Ninomiya S/S 2019

Behind the scenes at Noir Kei Ninomiya S/S 2019

Noir Kei Ninomiya’s défilé spring 2019 took place in the same building where Junya Watanabe staged his own a floor below a couple of hours earlier. There is a logical reason for this: both designers are part of the Comme des Garçons group. That aside, Ninomiya takes a very personal and specific approach to clothing.

He knows his classic: the leather jacket. He also knows how to inflect it over a mix of traditional (silk, jersey, tulle) and technical (pvc, tape) materials. His practice is rare, handcrafting fabrics with layers, knots, and pleats—avoiding stitching—that renders a couture-like sensation of unique pieces at each passage. His silhouette is based on a combined play of elongated, spherical, and... Read More

Text Dorothée Perret and Video Luisa Pagani

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