Kiko Kostadinov was into horror films this season. The Japanese cult-classic “The Ring” and the 1960 thriller “Midnight Lace” were just some of the movies that informed his Fall 2019 Menswear show. And while the soundtrack and the way the models were styled (they wore wigs that covered most of their faces ala Sadako) showed off the references, the clothes were more attuned to the wardrobe stylings in Albert Hitchcock films—both the men and womenswear. This was arguably Kostadinov’s most refined outing, with the twisted takes on classic suits and the masculine approach to 1950s couture shapes. Some of the long day coats of the more feminine variety were worn without trousers, further pushing the gender-defying narrative of the show. In terms of tailoring, twisted and slouchy were the main goals. The suits and sets of separates here were less rigid and had a surreal effect to them that was, while still wearable, also still a bit disturbing. Maybe this is the emotion Kostadinov wants people to feel come fall? Although in this day and age, one no longer needs horror films to feel scared!
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