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URBAN DREAM BY CHILDREN OF DISCORDANCE

Fashion proposals have their own peculiarities in other countries such as Japan. In this case, the inspiration is mixed in a daring contrast of urban utopia.

For the third consecutive season, Japanese brand Children of the discordance, which has debuted in Milan calendar in July 2020 on the occasion of Milan Digital Fashion Week edition, will present its collection at Milan Fashion Week in a digital format.

“I am very excited to be part again of Milan official calendar. I really look forward to finally join Milan with an on-site show, but I am thrilled to have once again the opportunity to connect digitally with a global audience and to offer a new perspective on Japanese contemporary culture. I hope to live up to expectations”. said Shikama Hideaki, Children of the discordance’s creative director. “I strongly believe we will be free from the negative feelings only by continuing to communicate and constantly searching for new ways of expression.”

PROGRESS – SS22 fashion movie

Directed by Keita Suzuki, already director of the AW21 movie dawn, the SS22 fashion films titled PROGRESS will explore new forms of contemporary Japanese street arts and will feature once again a live performance. This time, Japanese dance performers KING OF SWAG [Dee/YOSHIKI/SKIBOI/Yusei/Taiki] willl be paying tribute to the brand’s SS22 collection.

“Together with skateboarding and hip hop music, hip-hop dance is part of my history and a component of Children of the discordance’s identity”.

While searching a new way of expression for this season, the memory of his first encounter with hip-hop dance and the vibrant street culture of Yokohama, the designer ‘s hometown, leads Shikama to introduce a presentation format that incorporates dynamic dance to SS22 PROGRESS.

PROGRESS – SS22 collection

Titlled PROGRESS the new SS22 collection wants to represent a further step toward the new beginnings envisioned in AW21. “The last collection was named dawn, and this new collection is named PROGRESS. I believe the period of stagnation s over for us, and we are ready to progress forward.”

Inspired by native American heritage, hippie culture and traditional Japanese textile and patterns, PROGRESS brings together diverse and apparently very distant references to pursue the designer perpetual quest toward new applications of vintage fabrics.

This season’s creative process started indeed from the material itself, from the textiles and their underlying cultures, with the clear intent of bringing together diverse elements to show the inherent resilience and power of the textile.

 

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