Exoticism, fantasy and escapism were the influences for Michiko Koshino SS19 collection. A firm favourite amongst the likes of David Bowie and Stella McCartney, Michiko is one of few designers that rarely fails to present a captivating collection. Among the wave of Japanese talent to descend into Europe in the early 80s, Michiko brought with her a new and exciting way of designing that has stuck with her throughout the years – this season was no different.
Travelling to Hawaii was the inspiration that saw her create a collection full of leaves, florals and camouflage, bright coloured silk scarves, neon bandage that read reading ‘Heavy’, ‘Transfer’ and ‘First Class’ and a plethora of leaves and plants that functioned as shoes and headpieces. It would not be a Michiko Koshino collection without inflatable pieces. Known for her futuristic silhouettes – a pattern cutter by trade, a display of clear inflatable bomber jacket, inflatable navy trousers and a clear polyester shirt, were all adorned with silk tied scarves. Palm print dungarees, Hawaiian shirt and floral print trousers in fabrics of cotton, linen and polyester in palm, had us completely transported us to a wild tropical destination full of life.