Welcome to VFiles' post-internet school talent show: from duty-free inspired silhouettes to football shoulder padding, four designers show off their stuff
Back to high school, post-Internet style. A talent assembly atmosphere, and a crowd reunited after a long summer break.
A set of four international designers streamed their wares one rapidly after another. Up first was Moscow's Tigran Avetisyan who, "drew inspiration from the synthesis of five fragrances purchased at duty-free outposts." His light, pyjama-like garments, styled with socks and clogs, would be ideal for a commercial flight, including security. Next, Korean-American HyeGin Hamm riffed on her background: the Parsons grad cut variations on the traditional Korean Monk ensemble in a spectrum of American denim. Then, from St. Petersburg by way of London, Dasha Selyanova of ZDDZ did sportswear plus – totally VFiles canonical. Hip straps were the sexy novelty of her busy collection. Finally, Kazuma Deeto, aka D.TT.K, closed the show with more materials than any of the designers before. Knit, denim, jersey, and all kinds of plastic, including clear vinyl, were cut up by the Tokyo designer. Among his wilder menswear forms were paper bag waist trousers and a white mock turtleneck tank maxi dress topped with football padding.
Model Files star Preston Chaunsumlit cast the show – and how! The Hamm boys were the prettiest of the prized pigs, like stringy tall Yung Lean boys; stylist Anna Trevelyan even had them in bucket hats.