Fashion brand AMBUSH® presented the Spring Summer 2023 Collection, with a lookbook, inspired by designer’s love of Tokyo club culture and the diversity of rave scene fashion. For this season, Yoon Ahn introduces a collection that combines the oversized unisex look that has become the brand’s calling card with a new celebration of the body. The futuristic AMBUSH® silhouette is twisted into a surreal look for all genders, combining new micro and cutaway garments with wide and elongated outerwear.
SPRING SUMMER 2023 COLLECTIONS
It’s like the bass in your stomach when the music’s ear-splitting. Hopefully, it gives people energy and lets them indulge in the moment. – Yoon Ahn
Yoon Ahn begins her exploration with corseted crop tops and miniskirts with dangling D-ring straps, worn with platform rave boots and a balaclava with bunny ears. This short look continues with a cropped, faux fur jacket and oversized bomber, the monochrome colour palette interrupted by shocks of pink, neon green and baby blue. Bikini tops in mesh and Lycra come in an array of warm metallic tones and chaotic patterns, fastened with multiple strands and worn with high-waisted culottes. Bug-eyed AMBUSH® DIPTERA shades and leather leg warmers further the extra-terrestrial feeling and give a surreal twist to classic rave shapes. Accessories have caught this energy too, the whole range configured for ease and movement, from the mini heart-shaped backpacks ready for raves to micro shoulder bags in pastel colours, fastened with wide belts or bondage straps. ‘A’-shaped pochettes are meant to be fastened to you with carabiner clips while dancing or moving about the city, while the handles on heart-shaped handbags replicate padlocks, their menacing cuteness a nod to ’90s Japanese street style. – from AMBUSH®
Evening wear meets after midnight apparel with tailoring made of spliced sequin and sheared faux fur neon panels, worn with sequined denim shorts. Jackets are slit up the sleeve and have a caped back, worn with leather strapped capris and raver boots, while a trench coat is dramatically oversized in tan or grey and pink. The AMBUSH® digital world seems to come to life with suits made of shimmering silver fabric, cutaway dresses in pink sequins, and chromatic corsets worn with matching belted pants. The classics subverted, AMBUSH® goes full throttle into futuristic film archetypes, from a biker cropped leather jumpsuit to an ethereal bra and floor-length skirt made of AMBUSH® ‘A’ chainmail and a moulded metallic leather bodice. Each look is a complete nightlife character, whether in angular printed mesh bikinis, a strappy dress finished with an explosion of feathers, or a chainmail top worn with oversize denim pants. From door person to dancefloor to DJ booth, AMBUSH® and Yoon Ahn embrace chaos and take an instinctive approach to dressing the whole night. An all-night AMBUSH® party. – from AMBUSH®