Proportion at Play
A translation of two cities: street codes, sensibility and style. The Paris-Tokyo influences and references at the core of Maison Kitsuné are interpreted as a silhouette-based approach for the Fall-Winter 2022/23 collection. Envisioned by Creative Director Marcus Clayton, this latest men’s and women’s wardrobe proposes sophisticated volumes worn with everyday ease.
True to the house DNA, Japanese street style and an elevated French attitude converge through fabrics and expressive styling. Utility-inspired outerwear such parkas, bombers and cargo pants are shared by men and women. Design details appear functional and finessed. Rugby polos and fluid capes suggest updated proportions; funnel necks and zippered pants modify silhouettes.
Maison Kitsuné continues to rethink distinctive effortless dressing. Total looks are a key statement, whether monochromatic pairings of puffers and pleated skirts, or a classic check spiked with red that plays out in quilting and tailoring. Layered together, they create a sportier spin on suiting.
The collection balances tactile variety and versatility through materials such as Japanese denim, technical ripstop and nylon, dense knits, jacket in faux leather. Earthy camel and high-contrast black-and-white are punctuated by vivid green, deep burgundy and primary pink.
Designed to be widely wearable, accessories also have a stronger presence this season: In addition to a new quilted bag in nylon and faux leather, an Eastpak capsule in ‘Camo Fox’ comprises a backpack and messenger bag, while a collaboration with Soho Grit reimagines classic boots and Derbies with bicolor rubber detailing. Like an inspirational round-trip, the collection resonates from one location to another – and all points in between.
An independent fashion brand since 2002, Maison Kitsuné has been developing its internal design team for several seasons, building upon its everyday savoir-faire with an atelier and studio based in Paris.
Having worked for major brands in Paris, Milan and New York, Marcus Clayton has extensive experience in women’s and men’s wear. A native of Hertfordshire, England, he moved to London to study at Central Saint Martins – initially focusing on art – and graduated from the fashion program in 1997. Arriving to Paris the following year he began positions alongside Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix and in the studios of Louis Vuitton. Subsequently, he worked as design director at Givenchy (under Ricardo Tisci), Balmain, Versace and Alexander Wang. Most recently he was the design director at Fenty, the label conceived by Rihanna and funded by LVMH; and prior to that creative director of Golden Goose where he commuted between Paris and Venice.
Creative director: Marcus Clayton
Photographer: Anders Edstrom
Stylist: Charlotte Collet
Hair: Olivier Schawalder
Make up: Aurore Gibrien