Junko Shimada Paris Fashion Week FW18

An expert in mustering different ethnic folklores, Junko Shimada gives us an African vision of winter. As an ambassador for the Maasaï and Ndebele tribes, she avoids clichés – the khaki safari or shimmering boubous – to promote an African continent, champion of upcycling and the
queen of repurposing. Junko embraces values and a philosophy of life that resonate both in African culture and in her mind: Humor, Creativity, Freedom, Insubordination and Disruption…

Each silhouette is a jubilant ode to a fashion attitude. She creates a team of cricket players both zany and elegant who dare to wear a soccer sock with fluorescent sandals, mixing vivid tartans with multicolored flower stitches. She presents a gang of sapologist, with their nonchalant chic,
layering a smooth velvet hoodie with a colonial jacquard frock coat over lamé pants embroidered with 18th century animal scenes.

 
Junko Shimada: Paris FW18

 

Wrapped in a tartan or spotted fur blanket, crowned with a bubble gum colored leather hat with a leopard-patterned lining, they have no fear of the icy cold in the highlands nor of the windy gusts of the suburbs of Pretoria. A style that defies classification, mixing classic jackets in
chestnut or pumpkin leather, basic soft wool coats and warm velvet sportswear under torrents of necklaces and crisp bead embroideries.

The JUNKO SHIMADA Fall-Winter 18/19 collection is a clever cocktail of rich and poor, chic and bling, smart and pop, the road trip of an imaginary shepherdess who travels from the savannah to the Palais de Tokyo, with a detour past the ramparts of Edinburgh, the suburbs of Nairobi and the streets of Kabul.

Happy travels!

PRODUCTION / DESIGN : V+E PRODUCTION
MUSIQUE : ALEXIS LE-TAN
MAQUILLAGE : CAROLINE FENOUIL
COIFFURE : MICKAEL JAUNEAU – BARTHELEMY JOLIS – YOSHIKO HARUKI – ANDREIA CARVAHLO
MANICURE : BEATRICE ENI
REMERCIEMENT SPECIAL : CROSS PLUS INC.

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