PARIS, France — At Anrealage, the offering was as obscure as usual. Think sculptural shapes and deceptive surfaces that looked like tweed but revealed intricate patterning if seen through special sheets of plastic. Tricky? Most definitely. The brand, designed by Kunihiko Morinaga, is known for the innovative fabric research, which often comes with intense show theatrics in order to be appeal to viewers.
But what exactly is the point if you need a piece of plastic to see the pattern? As for the looks, they were lighter than the past, but still fairly heavy and contrived. Morinaga should find a better working balance between fabric research and design, otherwise it comes off as gimmicky.