The huge inflatable rabbit and elephant that took up
catwalk space echoed Jeff Koons' cartoonish Pop Art.
But, aside from the fast-food jewelry (hamburger and
hot dog pendants, anyone?), it wasn't entirely clear
what that had to do with Kim Jones' latest collection.
In fact, the designer seemed to be moving his
signature activewear way upmarket.
Jones has fallen for an A-line silhouette. It looked
cool as a cape-backed jacket paired with tailored
sweatpants. The smartest pieces, though, were the
fruit of a collaboration with London tailor Timothy
Everest, which produced items as striking as the
broad-shouldered coat that opened the show and a
three-piece pinstripe suit (with the jacket a
The designer introduced a new graphic quality to his
knitwear with Navajo motifs and trompe effects (like a
tie knitted into a white sweater). But his diehard
fans will more likely be drawn to a shirt (labeled as
"punk style") with a bondage-strapped back. They'll
also love the show's closer, a goosedown-padded
shirt-and-sweatpant combo that made its wearer look
like a teenage Michelin Man.