Designer Kunihiko Morinaga presented ANREALAGE Spring Summer 2022 Collection with a digital show that fuses physical and virtual worlds directed by Oscar-nominated Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, on October 2hd, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The video explores a fashion show held in the land of “U”, a computer-generated universe based on a luminous, futuristic, Japanese megalopolis. A magical multidimensional space where Anrealage clothes travel through two realms, with virtual runway looks materializing in the real world. The collection brings romantic sci-fi mood.
“The polygonal silhouettes are constructed from triangles of fabrics made from vintage garments or hi-tech reflective materials, mixing signature patchwork constructions and innovative bonding techniques. Matching platform sandals embellished with the same motifs were designed in collaboration with United Nude, with dried flower-studded resin jewelry by ANEVER and geodesic dome helmets completing the looks. Reclaimed denim in different washes, second-hand chinos, military clothes and vintage trench coats in a multitude of shades as well as digital floral prints are cut in myriads of triangular shapes then bonded on cotton or lining fabric, building sculptural, seamless, graphic shapes. This painstaking process involves up to 500 hand-applied triangles on the bigger pieces. Closing the show on a high note, the fairy-tale costume worn by Belle, the film’s heroine, is recreated as a long patchwork dress in an aurora borealis-colored reflective material, accessorized with crystal-bead jewelry and a whimsical, feathery headpiece made from fresh flowers in its physical version.” – from Anrealage