Cyberpunk mixed with Japan – spirit of the emerging label Chakshyn
Young Ukrainian designers – Dima Chayun and Anton Yakshyn found “Blade runner” motion picture by Ridley Scott and the sci-fi manga “Ghost in the shell” by Masamune Shirow as the thematic inspiration for Fall-Winter 2017 collection of their emerging, conceptual womenswear label – Chakshyn. The collection was presented on 5th of February at Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days.
The designers compared anti-utopian future gently performed in these art pieces to the legacy of Japanese culture. The leading element of the plot is the interweaving of past and future, and statement part in the collection is the outwear: a voluminous trench and asymmetrical coat with a clearly marked waistline and structured bodice dating back to the Tanko’s armor, the Japanese military costume of V-VII century and biker uniform.
The idea of duality in the collection is supported by a symmetrical delicate silken jacquard dress with a floral pattern and rough wool costume with an enlarged shoulder line. The two-piece suit with a slot transferred from the back shows one’s sexy bared knees.
The designers’ experiments of deconstruction continued in the knitwear block. The tops and dresses are made in patchwork technique with rough accents, simulating a corset and sharply contrasting images of flowers and a robot`s structural schemes. The deconstructed hoodies received obi belts with a bow on the back, elongated denim jackets with zippers showing bared shoulders, waist belts with missing buttons, as well as down jackets and leather accessories.
Cyber-punk, samurai, art pieces by American sculptor Robert Kolhouse, the neon city lights at night elements of Japanese and European military costumes – these are the main elements of the new season`s mood board. Chaotic, at first glance, the design is echoed at the knitwear unit. Oversized patchwork sweaters, which resemble the elements of samurai armor sewn together with silk threads put an end to the mysterious past and hard predictable future.