Kiko Kostadinov looked to a works of distinguished Hollywood dress engineer Irene Lentz for his tumble 2019 outing, quite her sublime use of stripes and a hectic glorious of Doris Day in “Midnight Lace,” a 1960 film in that Day plays an American newlywed in London, assured she’s being stalked.
Kostadinov took that unsettling saying indicate and incited it into a pleasing collection that done most of his tailoring skills, in striped suiting precisely cut on a disposition and outerwear that played with women’s wear codes in a unconditionally manly way, ensuing in an achieved take on transgressive glamour.
There was copiousness of drama, not only in a malleable black wigs that lonesome a models’ faces (a curtsy to his other cinematic reference, a terrifying Japanese fear film “Ring”), a corpulent wealth looped over those, a capricious soundtrack and a gloomy black covers that flashy a set, though also in a many good cloak options.
Kostadinov pronounced now that his final collection for Mackintosh, that showed final June, is out of a way, he was giveaway to examination with outerwear. “This was a time that I’d been watchful for, to do my possess outerwear,” he told WWD. “It felt unequivocally good to go large on a shapes and have some-more silhouettes.”
Among a standout looks were a pitch cloak and a garment in aubergine, both ragged with respectful deb-era gloves, a bushy green-black cloak with poetic winding slot flaps, and a small bolero on emerald nylon — partial of a partnership with Asics — that was ragged over a mount nap bomber, trousers cut from gray and mount wool, and a cummerbund hang during a waist.