MAISON KITSUNÉ S/S 15
Parisian Brand Cobbles Together People, Places, And Clothes You Will Want
By: Cameron Wolf | Photographer: Courtesy of Maison Kitsuné
July 14, 2014
aison Kitsuné S/S ’15 is aspirational. It’s the familiar type of aspirational that Maison Kitsuné takes literally by cutting out images from magazines of places, clothes and people and piecing it all together. The French house takes their unique style of cool to exotic locales in its recent lookbook with a mix of outfits for upscale lunches and sightseeing. The entire thing is extremely aspirational with clothes that could be included in any wardrobe. Maison Kitsuné always blends the line between streetwear and formality with undeniably cool and wearable results.
Unstructured blazers come in a series of bold patterns and colors, the lookbook pairs a ruby blazer with a matching pair of shorts. It’s a look, when styled with a crisp blue striped shirt, that retains the Parisian brand’s origin’s trademark formal cool. The outfit could be worn is versatile, like the rest of the lookbook. A black and white houndstooth suit is worn with just a white shirt underneath. A tropical Technicolor bomber jacket is paired with a sleek pair of black oxfords. There’s a balance that runs through the entire lookbook that every man should look for when dressing himself.
Each piece tries to embrace this balance on its own, and much of the outerwear and sweaters succeed. A blue and cream sweater with the brand’s name simply running across the middle sees the brand capture their own version of streetwear’s logo culture on an otherwise stately sweater. You would miss the only slightly contrasting blue piping on a blue jacket if you looked too quickly—a piping that gives the jacket the loungewear feel that is becoming so trendy. It’s an elevated piece with a casual touch, again.