Generally, I like to think I’m on the same wavelength as Nigella on the issue of ‘guilty’ pleasures i.e. that they don’t really exist, that pleasures are pleasures and shouldn’t ever be seen as guilt-inducing since life’s going to dish you enough of that in any case. Still, the song “Fly to the Moon” from Ben Ivory which was remixed for Berlin-based designer Kilian Kerner‘s Spring Summer 2011 show seems to be just that; it’s that little bit too eurotrash to be tasteful.
But whilst Kerner’s choice of aural accompaniment might have me questioning my taste in tunes, his clothing is, thankfully, worlds apart from cheese-laden/tacky. A dynamic mix of slouchy shapes and stronger, more defined silhouettes in a palette of steely grey, matte black and pastels more masculine than those we’re used to, this collection mixes its inspiration (the brilliance of the moon; the German title translates as “Fly the moon and don’t go away/stay there”) with Germanic pragmatism well.
^ Easily my favourite SS11 so far. All the militaristic smartness of a trench with the luxe of a kimono. Win.
Images from Lyramag
Oh my, how chic. Love the bitta German practice too…not long now!