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Christopher Kane Autumn/Winter ’15 Collection

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As the first decade of his professional career draws to an end, Christopher Kane finds himself concurrently spearheading the contemporary British high fashion movement and seated atop a uniquely curated style identifiable as his own. Known for his masterful manipulation of graphics, the designer has, throughout his relatively short time in the profession, cast his creative gaze upon the molecular to the galactic and everything in between (from volcanos to mushroom clouds to gorillas and chimpanzees).

For Autumn Winter 2015, Kane continues his work as an enterprising explorer, taking us on a trip into the mathematical world of geometry. Kane revisits his familiar destination of three-dimensional prints, with the works of artist M.C. Escher serving as the symbolic compass. The motif of the season is clear, albeit somewhat misleading. It is about shapes, but also so much more than shapes in isolation. A closer look reveals that, this season, Kane focuses on the transition from order to chaos, specifically emphasizing the dynamic interactions between the shapes with each other, as much as he does their mathematical properties. One can imagine the pieces themselves as pin drops on a map of Kane’s graphical journey: from the initial soft crumble of the perfectly tessellating cubes to the shirt that caves in upon itself onto the final rubble that remains, there is a clear beginning, middle and end to the collection.

For our editorial, RSVP takes the same active approach to the collection as Kane, going on a journey of our own into the realm of geometry. This is our interpretation of Christopher Kane’s Autumn Winter 2015 collection.

RSVP Gallery for Givenchy Autumn/Winter ’15

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At the house of Givenchy, Catholicism repeatedly gets used as a source of inspiration both subtly (ever noticed the cross embroidered on the back of most tops) and blatantly (the signature Madonna graphic). However, for the Autumn/Winter 15 season, creative director Tisci goes down a distinctly darker path. The collection’s dark mood was accentuated at its Paris Fashion Week presentation with a ruby red glitter runway and masked models that gave a nod to voodoo dolls. Here at RSVP, our bedeviled collection is made up of print-heavy staples, from the abstract flame t-shirt and backpack to an all-over cross button down. Enjoy this season’s collection editorial, versatile enough to convince both you and your significant other that your closet needs a new Givenchy piece.

RSVP Gallery for McQ by Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter ’15

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In this day and age, you may find “streetwear” labels attempting to move up the ranks of fashion into what would be formally considered “designer.” At McQ by Alexander McQueen, you will see quite the opposite. McQ is the younger brother label to the storied Alexander McQueen brand, who’s legacy lies in its theatrical and fantasy driven clothes and runway shows. Considering the house of the late McQueen, now headed by Sarah Burton, has more than checked off the “high-fashion” box, McQ’s focus is visibly on creating wearable street-ready looks. So for every radical stitch that the Alexander McQueen main label produces, McQ provides the laid-back, casual-cool London youth counterpart. Without losing the dark and romantic McQueen identity, the McQ Autumn/Winter 2015 collection gives us relaxed silhouettes with eerie TV-static prints, zip details reminiscent of punk bondage, choppy collaged graphics, distressing and degradé.

 

RSVP Gallery for Midnight Studios Spring/Summer ’15

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We’d be hard-hit if our newest brand Midnight Studios wasn’t already on your radar. The Los Angeles-based label has been buzzing since its 2014 inception and has already earned co-signs from a few of our favorite creatives (Theophilus London and Wiz Khalifa to name a couple). The brand’s third collection entitled “Something Else” takes easy silhouettes and transforms them into statement pieces with just the right details. T-shirts are crafted from quality slubbed-cotton, broody graphics are effectively placed throughout, and even the classic flannel earns visual appeal with decorative straps. Considering the label’s designer Shane Gonzales clocks in at twenty years of age, this nonconformist collection can be best described as for the youth by the youth.

Photography by Jake Osmun

RSVP Gallery for Christopher Kane Spring/Summer ’15

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Our latest addition to our roster of brands is London-based fashion house Christopher Kane. Christopher Kane has been heralded as one of the brightest new talents in the design world since his eponymous label’s debut in 2006. Kane’s menswear cult following is centered around his fresh take on fashion and his ability to reimagine materials and prints. For the Spring/Summer ’15 season Christopher Kane draws graphic prints inspiration from flip books, with the pages print scattered throughout key pieces. The abstract graphics are paired with strong colors, particularly neon yellow, deep blue, and vivid red contrasted against black.

Photography by Anthony Trevino
Words by Adriana Gaspar
Modeled by Sara Merabet

RSVP Gallery for Givenchy Spring/Summer ’15

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Usually, collections carry one single theme throughout, but we would never expect “normal” from the house of Givenchy. Instead, season after season Tisci gives us multiple trends to work with. A master at prints, this spring/summer Givenchy updates paisley and makes florals feel unexpected. Art aficionados can enjoy a reworked graphic of Michelangelo’s “David,” while the audacious can sport a “censored” pin-up model.  For fans of the classics, the house’s signature stripes and stars make a notable appearance. Together the prints, patterns, and graphics might seem furiously random, but leave it to Givenchy to make it work.

Photography by Anthony Trevino and Zach Coffman
Modeled by Danii Phae and Sam Bryant Knolton III
HMU by Illy Lussiano

 

 

RSVP Gallery for Acne Studios Spring/Summer ’15

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Season after season, ACNE sticks to their company vision: an Ambition to Create Novel Expression. Founder Jonny Johansson repeatedly finds a way to make wardrobe basics new again by infusing the simplest of pieces with an effortless Scandinavian cool. Our new season arrivals from the brand are no exception and include an updated version of the ‘Johna’ lounge separates, plus the ambiguous  ‘Slogan’ tops.