Shaping high fashion images and forward-thinking ideas for many years, Ib Kamara has graced the world of fashion design – now leading the charge with the late Virgil Abloh’s founding Off-White™.
The label’s new art and image director Kamara – who often collaborates with Abloh – will oversee the production of ready-to-wear and accessories for men and women, and for Spring/Winter 2023, he showed the community’s ideas on the runway for the first time. For the brand. While still working in the position of editor-in-chief He was shocked Magazine, Camara’s second stint at OW proved his SS23 runway was an exciting outlet for creativity, breaking away from Abloh-influenced design ideas and incorporating new flights of fancy, sophistication, razor-sharp detailing and a variety of accessories.
The new collection was showcased on a cobalt blue runway floor and included the bright color throughout, featuring soft skin-friendly, oversized denim coats, oversized shorts, colorful skirts, bodysuits and ribbed knit sweaters.
Abdominal cutouts (suggesting the concept of rebirth) along with silhouettes of the human form, X-ray skeleton graphics and mid-section bodices are intricately printed across jackets, pants, tops and tops. The lower part. Florals were highlighted in the form of hydrangea flower petals made from knitted fabrics.
Camara also seemed to draw inspiration from the futuristic theme, with the model kits looking refined. Matrix And Blade Runner-esque apocalyptic style with long sweeping coats, airy hoods, knit bodysuits, stack-heel boots and front-to-back leather bags paired with sleek leather suits.
Subtly pointing the finger at society, Kamara – amid the final flurry of models dressed in blue bodysuits and earrings – took a bow on the balcony wearing a community-minded T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “power shall not be abused”. It’s amazing.
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