The Next Big Thing: Maria ke Fisherman, Fall ’14
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Label: Maria ke Fisherman, designed by Victor Alonso and Maria Lemus
Need to know: This Madrid-based pair has a penchant for spinning together hyper-techy, nineties-influenced clubwear—the kind of stuff a self-styling, self-mocking, Internet-era Millennial would pair with whatever they found at VFiles and Beacon’s Closet for a late night out in Bushwick. For its latest lineup, the brand, which launched for Spring 2011, takes the cyperpunk sports theme to a new place with some not-so-new-at-all—and quite cheekily reimagined—old-school references. Sand-and-pastel-pink-shaded 3-D printed fur appeared in multiple iterations, like crop tops, thigh highs, plush coats, miniskirts, and platform Buffalo boots. These wares were inspired by “Monsters University mixed with Korean hookers and the way hip-hop singers dressed in the nineties, especially when they went to Aspen to ski,” said the duo. Hair and makeup was straight out of Spice World. The range had the energy of an early Jeremy Scott collection—you have to have a bit (make that a lot) of humorous attitude to rock these wares. Some slightly softer pieces, like horizontal-striped white and navy denim column dresses, rounded out the collection.
They say: “We wanted to channel sweatshirts and sweaters like they did in the nineties and just make them in fur. Like, what Lil Kim would wear to go skiing.”
Where to find it: Opening Ceremony.