Takahiromiyashita Thesoloist mixes uniform, popculture and accessories for Spring Summer 2020 at PFW
This season, Japan-based Takahiromiyashita Thesoloist, returned to Parisian runways to present his Spring/Summer 2020 collection during the international Men’s Fashion Week.
The collection, which was staged at The University of Paris’ School of Medicine, was a deconstruction of formalwear, uniforms and pop culture icons, reimagined with a boyhood view. Deconstruction was an underlying theme all along the collection, with cut-off details featuring as a mainstay over uniforms and formalwear.
The assortment featured layered engineered silhouettes in traditionally tailored outfits.
The first segment of the show featured monochrome black and white looks inspired by 19th century men’s underwear combined with a jumpsuit, and detailed with wing-shaped collars featuring a tie around the neck.
Following these looks, we had colour enter the line-up kicked off by a glen-checked kilt. Monochrome graffiti prints featured over garments that resembled uniforms. Purple- and blue-printed shorts and leggings were combined with nautical-striped T-shirts, cropped cable knits and dressy tuxedo-style jackets having creased surfaces. Panels at the back of some pieces were embellished with the words ‘I Live Now’.
Thesoloist’s Spring Summer 2020 collection is majorly dominated by accessories such as dangling silver-tone necklaces and studded belts decorated with gems. There are Chunky shoes, fireman’s hats and glen-check gaiters. Details such as appliqué work, embroidered patches, all over text prints and graffiti prints inspired by the iconic Mickey Mouse, appeared over multiple pieces and accessories.
The collection also marks a collaboration between Thesoloist and footwear giant Converse, as the duo came up with exclusive sneakers especially created for the SS’20 assortment.