Spread the Love Satoshi Kondo’s messaging was one of unity and positivity
The show opened up with two men drawing the outlines of two figures on the white paper backdrop and cutting them out, thereby liberating the models onto the stage. The first series were bold white pieces with thick black lines inspired by the idea of drawing clothes on fabric and cutting them out. Translated onto the three-dimensional body, they were cool, futuristic garments with a clear, strong silhouette, and the most covetable in this conceptual collection. The Shadowing series featured a garment that read like a blouse and a jacket, but is actually one continuous piece that moves beautifully and can be worn in different ways. The down series have detachable parts that also allow for different ways of wearing, a trend that we’ve seen at a couple of different houses this season. But the concept de résistance was the finale, which featured groups of interlocking models wearing interwoven knit pieces. On their own, these pieces have multiple openings that invite the wearer to play around with the shapes and possibilities. Staged in this way together, they send a powerful message.
The models are a portrait of diversity and joy. No other designer sends them down the runway with a spring in their step and a smile on their face. Satoshi Kondo ends on a note of connection and unity:
We wonder if we can connect beyond languages and cultures by the feelings we share.
— Satoshi Kondo
This message highly resonates with us because we are all connected, we rise and fall together. The spread of the coronavirus is making that abundantly clear. We at The Impression are dedicated to celebrating the creatives of our industry and spreading the goodness. What a privilege, honor, and joy to work in a sector devoted to creating and fulfilling dreams, filled with beautiful clothes and beautiful people. Pay it forward, with love and joy as the currency, not hate and fear.