'Culture Clash' is the title of Blaak's new Spring/Summer 2012 collection, where the results are a experimental combination of the two words encapsulating clashing elements. Using sculpted shapes, inspirations from Ancient Rome are fused with elements from Imperial Japan, where the two identities meet to create one.
Bold, sculptural proportions are revamped with Japanese Oiran-inspired detailling and voluminous kimono shapes. Pleated trousers as a reference to Roman columns as well as the traditional Hakama are worn with draped, elongated silhouettes. Dazed presents the new video and campaign shot by photographer Takay, featuring the model Michael Brisby.
Credits / stills Photographer Takay Hair Tomo Jidai Grooming Tatsu Yamanaka Model Michael Brisby Design Ted Lovett & Edward Quarmby