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Kaimin by Peter Gray for ANTI collective

Kaimin by Peter Gray for ANTI collective

 

One of the most boundary breaking fashion labels collaborated with ANTI for a highly provocative show that presented Kaimin’s trademark sexually charged clubwear offset by foundation cuts inspired by classic Sassoon geometry and the directional work of Zgat hairdressing group. Peter Gray added an extra dimension with his unique take on the fashion zeitgeist.

Cut-out dresses were more cut-out than dress, sleeves dipped to the floor, and some garments featured multi-layered shoulder ornamentation that appeared to be the ideal drag queen armour. Iconic makeup artist and Björk collaborator, Hungry, sported a rhinestone face mask and the various archetypes in the hair were lifted directly from the clothing and several modern architects ‘work that inspired Kai. Hair Director for ANTI collective, Peter Gray worked along with the drafting and model making tools that architects use. 

The hair brief from Kai and fashion stylist  Bill Mullen was to compliment the collection inspired by futuristic modern architecture, especially the works of Zaha Hadid, with the emphasis on shine! 

“My team and I wanted the looks to be as individual as possible and for the hair to be ‘Graphic’ in the true sense of the word (ie: not just a fashion adjective!),” said ANTI collective Hair Director, Peter Gray.

One of the most boundary breaking fashion labels collaborated with ANTI for a highly provocative show that presented Kaimin’s trademark sexually charged clubwear offset by foundation cuts inspired by classic Sassoon geometry and the directional work of Zgat hairdressing group. Peter Gray added an extra dimension with his unique take on the fashion zeitgeist.

Cut-out dresses were more cut-out than dress, sleeves dipped to the floor, and some garments featured multi-layered shoulder ornamentation that appeared to be the ideal drag queen armour. Iconic makeup artist and Björk collaborator, Hungry, sported a rhinestone face mask and the various archetypes in the hair were lifted directly from the clothing and several modern architects ‘work that inspired Kai. Hair Director for ANTI collective, Peter Gray worked along with the drafting and model making tools that architects use. 

The hair brief from Kai and fashion stylist  Bill Mullen was to compliment the collection inspired by futuristic modern architecture, especially the works of Zaha Hadid, with the emphasis on shine! 

“My team and I wanted the looks to be as individual as possible and for the hair to be ‘Graphic’ in the true sense of the word (ie: not just a fashion adjective!),” said ANTI collective Hair Director, Peter Gray.

“Each garment had an individual architectural silhouette that we wanted to echo and I liked the idea of creating flat 2D shapes made of hair rather than the more obvious 3D approach. 

Throughout this ‘graphic’ approach shapes were lifted directly from the clothing and several modern architect’s work that inspired Kai,  along with the drafting and model making tools that architects use.   

The entire collection was more a high-energy production than Fashion Show; pole dancers did their thing behind the models, and Brooke Candy  performed on the runway, twerking on delighted guests in the front row and giving an energy to the room beyond the realms of fashion. Towards the end she even brought on  Bronx rapper Malibu Mitch for the finale, and the crowd went wild for a show that defIed the realms of convention.