Kiminori Morishita Menswear Spring 2009
Kiminori Morishita Menswear Spring 2009

PARIS, Jun 28, 2008 / FW/ — Inspired by the story of St. Exupery’s humanistic, romantic and adventurous life- ending in his mysterious disappearance, Morishito created a story through his use of airy linens and aviation details.

Following the trend of layering, Morishito paired crème and army green colored linens and tweeds with vests that mocked parachute jumpers. He also used useless, exposed zippers to accentuate the design elements of his clothing.

Opting for a silhouette of “volume on top,” Morishito’s suits consisted of slim pants layered beneath longer tunics and robe-like trench coats. He occasionally threw in some floral details on vests and button-downs, but mostly stuck to a hard-edged, romantic look. Interesting lace-up details in the shoes made them resemble ballet slippers, but their rubber soles were more like tennis shoes.

A couple of exciting pieces in the line were the aviator jumpsuit, an article seen in a few other shows as well, and the beaded details on shirt collars and plackets. Another unique silhouette used was the old-style, riding pant with bowed out hips paired with shorter jackets and layered shirts.


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