Kidill Autumn/Winter 2021 Collection – PFW Men’s – Text by Ivo Barraza Castaneda

There seems to be an air of punk at the very start of Paris Fashion Week. Maybe the winds of punk are here to announce a world tired of the mirage of freedom. After all, rights and freedom, globalisation and some other prides of our XXI century have proved to be almost imaginary, a little break of reality granted to the masses, at the end of the day, even people like the French who so proudly pronounce the word freedom, liberté have been summited to a police state. We all live in a police state. Maybe these aesthetics that look away from the established, from the uniform of the state, are a reflection of this.

The Kidill collection gathers references that remind us of wabi-sabi practices translated into knitwear, a 90’s grunge way of patch working dresses, the colouring transgresses every line, and the color of the collection remains mostly within a high contrast of black and white allowing only a little green and silver to appear here and there. One of the visual themes that you see the most of is a very bold drawn face which seems to be silk printed on the fabrics, probably this graphic resource is what gives the collection an absolute perception of a current work despite the antique and retro references.


Ivo Barraza Castaneda

Hello, my name is Ivo. My three favorite things in life are: Thinking deeply about visual creation. I like having long discussions of ideas that might reinvent the course of history. And finally, spending time with the people I love. Since I was a child, I was always involved in some activity around plastic arts, music and literature. That’s how I learned to sew by hand at the age of five, which later led me to focus on my main professional media: Fashion Design.