Japanese brand CHILDREN OF THE DISCORDANCE presented their Fall Winter 2021.22 Dawn Collection, that explores challenges of current times but with a hope of a better future. The collection features a military and sportswear inspiration. Film maker Keita Suzuki directed Children Of The Discordance’s AW21 fashion film starring hip-hop artists Hideyoshi and Ralph, presented on January 16th, as part of Digital Milan Fashion Week.
I am very excited to be part again of Milan official calendar and to be able to participate from Tokyo thanks to digital. I wanted to be part of this again to communicate the power of fashion and a feeling of strength and hope. I definitely feel I would like to give continuity to my relationship with Milan. -Shikama Hideaki, Children of the discordance’s creative director.
I wanted to name this collection dawn, as I feel that bad things will eventually be over and that there will always be a morning after the night. I also feel this collection somehow represents a new beginning for Children of the discordance. The night is not never-ending. Night will always transition to a new morning. In the past months of pandemic, I had the time to jog back my past memories and re-evaluate my perception of fashion in retrospect. I wanted to re-state what Children of the discordance is really about. I felt something was missing. That made me decide to add in more sportswear elements and to incorporate for the first time in my collection military-wear archives – Shikama Hideaki