Jennifer Lopez predicted the future in her 2001 music video for her single “Play.” It was set in a futuristic multi-level spaceship in various shiny silver looks and space buns. The computer generated JLO logo came to mind when we saw Kim Jones’ Dior logo for this new collection. We like his style. To Tokyo his fleet of men went, walking on a cherry blossom printed runway around a gleaming 39-and-a-half foot silver female figure created by Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. A woman rules this menswear world – the way it should be. Cherry blossoms were reflected in the clothing on monogram silk shirts, the flower a symbol of how short life is – the Japanese have cherry blossom parties. This is their new uniform. They glided through the spotlight in shades of grey in loose double-breasted suiting, embroidered lace edges on t-shirts, sturdy bombers with good pockets and warrior-like harnesses. Matthew Williams’ Alyx belt buckle collaboration was simply the most practical (and coolest) fastening for bags and belting and Yoon Ahn’s silver jewellery shined on. This is how we want to dress in 2019. Smart, on a mission.
by Roxy Lola