KIDILL FW 23
“90’s skaters” vibe
The show was beyond expectations. KIDILL FW 23 show kicked off on the first day of the Paris Fashion Week. Their unexpected collaboration with the skateboarding team made an exceptional show in Paris. Instead of a catwalk where models walk away, the skaters put on a tremendous show dedicated to “90’s skaters” vibe.
The brand collaborated with DC SHOES and DC skaters for the collection. Their presentation clearly shared the creative, playful, and impactful spirit of the designer. In a word, his vision of the Enfants Terribles.
DIY codes of skaters
Above all, multi-prints to military materials stand out. Each style evokes the DIY atmosphere of old skateboarding. The designer played with various textiles such as tweeds, tulles, and printed fabrics. The unexpectedness of the combination works well to embody the do-it-yourself spirit as well as skating culture. Indeed, their look and performance tell you about the freedom of skaters.
What’s more, Hiroaki, Kidill’s artistic director, connects to the pure and untouchable feelings that emanate from an individual. This feeling of reconnecting with one’s “self” and the search for freedom were fundamental elements in the development of this collection. Thus, this deep and personal search led Hiroaki to remember his attachment to the Spikze Jonze, Harmony Korine, Danny Boyle’s movies or Z-boys’s documentary, capturing the lives of teenagers, moving between a certain carefree freedom, but also the feeling of danger of losing it.
He continues ” What is certain for oneself is to be eternally connected to one’s “core,” which is pure, and believable. This the beauty of one’s own style. Whatever name may be given to, processing on updating, never standing still, and never feeling left to run dry to construct a new counterpoint. The enfants terribles is the current statement of KIDILL.”
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