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Jen Kao’s collection started with a slowly evolving spotlight on the model. It lit up, allowing the magnificent headpiece to be seen. The headpiece, which looked as if it was created from paper, were translated into other pieces throughout the collection. It’s origami mask displayed a poetic essence that complimented the garments. Pastels and spicy colors such as mandarin and deep mustard yellow were used in the collection. Out of all the prints, distorted checkers seemed to be the most repetitive- in different ways. Besides having a wide array of prints, texture allowed this collection to be more powerful and eclectic.
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Rochambeau was the first menswear presentation I have ever been to. My overall reaction to this collection was urban with a laid back edge to it. The dark greys and deep navy’s along with leather gave it a “cool” look, topped off with hats, vests and glasses. The exposure of the chest through various shirts layered with a blazer or a vest, kept an effortless look. Especially when the styling of some were worn with sandals. What I liked the most were the fit of the clothes. Not everything was tailored, which I like. Take a look at the pants- loose-fit, soft looking, and cropped.