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PFW: KIKO KOSTADINOV Spring Summer 2023 Menswear Collection

KIKO KOSTADINOV presented his SS23 collection inspired by the Jannisary uniforms.

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London based designer Kiko Kostadinov presented his Spring Summer 2023 Menswear Collection, with a runway show, as a part of the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. The collection explores the traditional menswear wardrobe, deconstructing the relationships between clothing and circumstance past.

SPRING SUMMER 2023 MENSWEAR COLLECTIONS

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Our collective experience of the masculine wardrobe is deeply entrenched in the tenets of war, power and industry – inescapable echoes of the field and the battlefield. Of work, victory, and pain.
– from Kiko Kostadinov.

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Finding the inspiration in the Ottoman rule of his native Bulgaria, Kiko Kostadinov takes the structure and drape of Janissary uniforms, and reworks them in a contemporary way. Silhouettes and ornaments are influenced by the agrarian landscapes of Zlatyu Boyadzhiev’s mid-century oil painting and the Vietnamese artist Dahn Võ’s monumental criticism of America through sculpture.

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