Kiko Kostadinov presented her Fall/Winter 2023 collection at Paris Fashion Week, celebrating those who paved the way for avant-garde womenswear.
Drawing inspiration from names like French designer Anne-Marie Beretta, Italian fashion pioneer Mariuccia Mandelli (aka Krizia) and American costume designer Irene Lentz alongside Roman sisters Sorelle Fontana, the deep collection fused classic tailoring with a contemporary color palette.
Arriving in vibrant hues of ‘Vermillion’, ‘Magenta’, ‘Grass Green’, ‘Chartreuse’, ‘Violet’, ‘Cobalt’ and ‘Teal’, the collection aimed to challenge conventional perceptions of clothing, offering a deconstructed approach to design, intrinsic to that of Kiko Kostadinov.
Digital prints and material are courtesy of London-based Estonian painter Mariann Metsis, offering an unrefined palette of canine shapes and abstract hues, paired with a do-it-yourself arts and crafts aesthetic, presenting as the form of felted knitwear and blanket scarves. Elsewhere, the collection featured utility-inspired silhouettes, taking the form of trench coats, blazers, chunky trousers and padded overcoats.
Take a look at the eclectic collection above.
In other fashion week news, check out FW23 at Botter.