Toronto-based designer brand MR. SATURDAY presented their Spring Summer 2023 Menswear Collection, with a show held on June 25th at National Archives Museum, during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. For this season, designer and founder Joey Gollish introduced Sex & Politics: Shadow Play At Le Chat Noir collection exploring the history and lasting global impact of European cabaret, particularly Le Chat Noir, Cabaret Voltaire, and other central figures in European Cabaret. The collection explores this corner of culture during this specific era, depicted in the form of cat graphics which plays on the cat & the frog/sex & politics reference.
Key ready-to-wear pieces include gently oversized, open-knit merino sweater top & bottom sets in checkerboard prints, an extra-sharp white padded leather moto jacket, a “boxer skirt” silhouette that plays on traditional boxer shorts, a cream wool bomber jacket with “Sex and Politics” themed cat graphics stitched along the back, silky-to-the-touch Tencel knit shirt and short sets in a range of neutral colorways, an oversized, black sheer organza button down shirt with matching shorts, and a slick, black velvet, double-breasted suit jacket and matching pant. The more avant-garde show looks this season were handsewn or specially created to help storytell around the subversiveness of the inspiration and collection. This includes leather harnesses and chaps, custom boxing gloves, jock straps printed with Mr. Saturday’s classic “GOOD LUCK” slogan, and a camp-driven take on a classic European ballgown with an exposed backside to illustrate the sexual liberation that cabaret culture has come to unabashedly represent. – from Mr. Saturday