Lisa Panke
Lisa Panke
New York, London, Paris, Milan ... Lisa calls the Big 4 her home. After 4 years writing and leading the international office for Fashiola, the Netherlands' biggest fashion search engine, she now covers the shows and latest must-haves from fashion weeks worldwide.

Beautiful People Spring 2018: Paris Fashion Week

Beautiful People Paris Fashion Week SS18

Represented by PR Consulting Paris.

A study in asymmetry was at the center of “Make Love,” Beautiful People’s Spring 2018 collection, shown this Paris Fashion Week. But more than asymmetry: an absolute collision meant to boldly go where few collections have gone before.

The press materials call it “a love story, inside a wardrobe.” Walking in circles — circling around love, perhaps — models made their way around the showroom, in a presentation that unfolded like figures in a mechanized music box.

Beautiful People: Paris Fashion Week

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With a past in patterning at Comme des Garçons Homme, and a bright future with his own line, Beautiful People, designer Hidenori Kumakiri tells a love story between trench coats and dresses, checks and flowers, zipped up and brought together.

The collection included complex layering and some bold juxtapositions, such as a tiny moto jacket over a striped dress, with a lace petticoat over sneakers. Like Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons, the collection had a decidedly conceptual element, which might limit itself from a wider audience at retail, but should appeal to the intellectual, adventurous, and avant garde.

it should appeal to the intellectual, adventurous, and avant garde

Kumakiri’s tailoring skill in unmistakable. Indeed, it would have to be to create mergers like this. But some of the collection’s brightest moments were when the craftsmanship was allowed to speak for itself: such as in the angular lines of a houndstooth short suit.

The latest collection shows a designer who isn’t afraid to take chances, and has the skill to actually pull it off.


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