Fashion brand KIDILL presented the Fall Winter 2022.23 Menswear Collection on January 18th, as part of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. For this season, the brand celebrates the work of American writer, novelist and artist Henry Darger. The Outsider Collection explores an idea that Henry lived with both his feet set in reality and non-reality, living simultaneously in the real world and insanity. The collection honors the lifestyle of an outsider who acts on ones own faith without the influence of the social ideals.
“In the Realms of the unreal, composed with over 15,000 pages and hundreds of illustrations completed in 43 years, where 7 innocent girls goes on a rescue mission of children from the evil Grandelinia army , the battle of the Vivian girls holding male symbolism is where the main principle story lays in on this collection. with cooperation of Kiyoko Lerner, wife of Nathan Lerner, the founder of this Darger’s posthumous work, the icons portrayed in the fabrics and the graphics, and key palette of Darger’s characteristic of subdued purple and yellow defined in a vivid and psychedelic impression. The brands existing tailored items to collaborated knits and the grasp of KIDILL’s sexual ambiguity projected on the MA-1 and the dress shirts.” – from KIDILL