On June 28th, 2015, the Maison des Métallos in Paris played host to Japanese designer Rynshu's Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Paris is arguably the premiere fashion week each season and it is seemingly pulling further and further away from the pack. While there are literally dozens of shows we could feature, Rynshu's collection stood out for many reasons.
If you have been following The Brvtalist (and progressive fashion in general), you would have noticed that unisex is a very popular theme. Perhaps it's in the zeitgeist as everything from marriage equality to transgender acceptance is in the news just about every day. Fashion always has a way of mirroring culture and the best designers always have their finger on the pulse. This collection from Rynshu took a bold step in creating a unisex appeal. He kept the designs both masculine and minimal while utilizing a powerful color to bridge the gender gap. The designer talks about his use of electric pink in the collection as a way of blurring the lines between mens and womenswear. Obviously pink is traditionally thought of as a feminine color but the hue presented here does a nice job of making it not so obvious. Set against stark black leathers and rugged boots, the line crafts a great balance of masculine and feminine looks. We also love the loose fitting shirts and flowing tails which exude comfort and elegance. Details like cutouts, prints and great looking ties put the finishing touches on a stellar collection.
Showing since 2008, Rynshu is part of a great field of Japenese designers that continues to look toward the future for inspiration. We look forward to more of his collections. For more information please visit Rynshu.com.
*Photographs by Matteo Volta/Imaxtree.
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