Light up dark – to see what is there, light up clothes – to see what is not there.
ANREALAGE presented the second chapter of SHADOW, the collection that marked its international debut, this time entitled LIGHT. By developing further his experimentation with photosensitive fabrics, the Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga reached a new level of conceptual beauty, which subverts the standards of traditional elegance. According to Kunihiko Morinaga, the light reveals the truth and overcomes unreal appearances, therefore the real textures of his FW 15/16 clothing appeared only under flashes of UV lights. In this context, when the show’s spotlights hit the fabrics, all black at first glance, dots, checks, floral patterns and abstract motifs magically appeared. Less costume-like and more wearable, the pieces had a solid construction sharply shaped by circular cuts. Playing on trompe l’œil effects, the clothes and the models disguised with the surrounding darkness except for white circles painted on the center of oversized knits and structured jackets. The heavily geometric outerwear was combined with floating asymmetrical skirts and dresses that caught the eye with their glowing spark.
Featuring an outstanding richness of details and craftsmanship, as well as the latest Japanese technologies for UV reactive textiles ANREALAGE’s collection was unique and surprising.