“New York’s Area – founded by Piotrek Panszczyk and Beckett Fogg, who trained at Chloe and Calvin Klein respectively – sexes up minimalist pieces with a playful tackiness I can’t help associate with ’70s porno, and the results are beautiful with an off-kilter edge.”

“Also trading on kitsch: London’s Mimi Wade, whose leather slips printed with retro movie poster graphics might seem slutty to some, but are plain party-awesome to me.”

“From the arty camp, French designer Marine Serre reinvents vintage silhouettes with modern lines and Vetements-style nonchalance.”


“Shone Puipia’s MA graduate collection at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts is part costume and part streetwear with its never-before-seen textures, like fur made from feathers. He’s yet to launch his label, but I want every piece.”


An adapted version first appeared in Female’s September 2016 issue.

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