Put the Emerging Japanese Designer YUKI HASHIMOTO's SS23 Collection on Your Radar
Featuring twisted seam work pants, unfinished denim, pierced tailoring and liquid metal trench coats.
When it comes to avant-garde fashion, Japan is the definitive incubator of such subversive talent. COMME des GARÇONS, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and sacai might be the ones on your radar, but there’s also a bustling emerging designer scene that’s set to take over — and now, alongside the likes of AURALEE, Leh, Midorikawa, and Rotol, comes YUKI HASHIMOTO.
Cutting his teeth at Raf Simons, Maison Margiela, and Kris Van Assche, the budding designer has built a steady rotation of tailoring and graphic-centric T-shirts that have gone on to make him one of the most exciting names in his homeland. However, for Spring/Summer 2023, YUKI HASHIMOTO channels his education under Mr. Simons for a collection that happens to be his most complex yet.
Leading the drop is a trench coat, coming in a liquid metal-look gray nylon construction that perfectly envelops the body in its folds of fabric. Tying at the waist, the double-breasted number is part detective, part fashionista, and looks perfect when paired with the brand’s twisted seam work pants or baggy indigo jeans.
Those jeans are of particular interest, as they are designed to look unfinished while incorporating rivets, bolts and straps of denim around the waist alongside exposed pattern patches. This design detail informs a matching trucker jacket, and somewhat the wide-shouldered, tailored double-breasted black blazer that’s pierced with engagement rings down one side.
A matching duo of “Engaged” shirts are met with a final array of unique Y-neck T-shirts and a cap, rounding out the SS23 drop. Take a closer look at everything above, and shop the range — and more — on YUKI HASHIMOTO’s website.
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