Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The term ‘directional menswear’ were just about invented for Romain Kremer’s designs, and even though he had powerful adversaries on Sunday evening – extreme heat and a severely delayed schedule – he managed to captivate his audience and kept them focused to the bitter end. He did this by creating a grim and futuristic vision of a world where masks have to be constantly used for protection.
Of course, the next model wore swimming trunks – still with mask – so no one doubted that there would still a time and a place for fun in the future. And that is just what Kremer is good at; fun. At the end of a hectic week, this was just what the doctor had prescribed; shutter sunglasses, layered fabrics that was cut out to form circles, strong tones of purple and red, lighter tones of mint and white. Dazed & Confused own menswear editor Robbie Spencer stylishly put the show together, and the pair actually managed to make some of Kremer’s outlandish looks wearable – we all need swimming trunks, but let’s hope the masks will not be necessary any time soon! Dazed Digital had a quick chat with Romain after his show…
Dazed Digital: What was the idea behind the masks and body socks?
Romain Kremer: It was about exploring, but also protecting us from, the toxic world we live in.
DD: What materials did you use?
Romain Kremer: It was mostly Lycra, I often use a synthetic fabrics.
DD: Which piece is your favourite from the collection?
Romain Kremer: I really like the last look. The model wore a blue grey outfit with a mask that had a white top half and white ears attached to it!
Backstage photography by Steeve Beckouet.