The last day and who better to ensure Vauxhall Fashion Scout goes out with a bang than conceptual menswear label Komakino.  This season saw husband and wife duo Federico Capalbo and Jin Kim fuse refined tailoring with deconstruction, creating an aggressively strong silhouette sure to be a hit with the east London set.

Citing iconoclasm as an inspiration, Komakino presented a sombre collection with references to religion, military and neo-classical details.  Their foundations are in street wear, and this was not forgotten thanks to latex designer Atsuko Kudo and his decomposed rubber couture.  A distressed leather jacket with exaggerated shoulders proved to be a strong look; the ruthless nature of the styling softened with blue suede detailing.  But it was the rusty metal headpieces which were the real stars of the show, further defining the aggressive aesthetic of the collection and confirming the message that the Komakino guy is definitely not to be messed with. 

Louise Hemmings

 

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