During the 80’s, minimalist designers like Armani and and Kenzo introduced the ‘Big Look’, which was based on one size garments. Kenzo in particular began blending Eastern and Western ideas and translating traditional Japanese style into contemporary designs.
I grew up in the 80’s and in the pages of Elle and Vogue I would dream teenage dreams over these designers alongside Yohji, Calvin Klein. There was something about these designers use of volume and texture that started what has now become three decades of style evolution for me alongside an obsession for cloth.
I coveted the ease and flow in these garments topped off with the odd head wrap in some cloth, these images are a constant source of inspiration for me, and particularly when I was developing several pieces in the current collection.
See our Obi tie Sistina dress in a double linen and silk blend here.