Last season, former Monarchy designer Eric Kim presented a slick collection of deconstructed menswear that set a new standard - we're contintually impressed with his ability to market high concept sportswear. When the lights dimmed at Eric Kim's Mik Cire A/W 2011 runway earlier this afternoon, we thought we knew what to expect - but the clever Kim threw us for a loop and gave us something even better.
The highly sartorial collection we were treated to was glaringly refined. Kim's boy has turned away from loose and jagged asymmetric for Spring to sharply tailored and super-constructed for Fall. Raw thermals, slouch jersey wraps, and mercerized linen jackets gave way to goat suede trousers, cashmere flannel trenches, and gabardine waistcoats. Certain looks however, such as a tartan suit worn with a black silk sash, and a series of lambskin leather jackets, reminded us that Kim's edgy sensibility was still very much present.
Turning to the notes I jotted down during the show, which are scant because it was near impossible to take my eyes off the runway, I see jet-set, elegant, tailored, a well composed nomad, romantic simplicity. This really sums the Mik Cire A/W 2011 line up; Kim's versatility never fails to enthuse.
Post by Nicolas Sera-Leyva