The Men’s Spring-Summer 2023 Collection traveled to Aranya, China, for a second presentation, expanding on the idea of the magnified playground first introduced in Paris in June.
Under the premise that toys are tools for the imagination, the collection reflects the transition from childlike naïveté to grown-up refinement. Elevating childhood symbols through the Maison’s savoir-faire, oversized and shrunken silhouettes play with the idea of a wardrobe yet to be grown-into or already outgrown. Iconography native to the playground is found throughout: origami paper planes, building block beading, modeling clay textures, cartoon prints, and sandbox tool embellishments.
After a giant toy racetrack, an oversized sculpted sandscape sets the stage for the fashion show, where a vast sandbox becomes an invitation for childlike constructs of the imagination.