The first thing that caught my attention when walking past the display from maison de F in the showroom was the plastic hooded, cap sleeve raincoat, but that was just the gateway drug in this collection. maison de F is based in Tokyo and designed by Hayato Takahashi and only truly launched in 2015. Their ethos is that freedom consists not of doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
Without building upon a theme for each season, maison de F reinterprets the attire of street culture through irregular silhouettes. This ready to wear collection was created by borrowing techniques from men's tailoring. What results is a cleaner, more concise interpretation of the urban wardrobe. One can also see the influence of streetwear from around the globe, most notably in Tokyo, albeit in a more muted manner. I appreciate the traditionally tailored details, such as the suiting lapels, in the same garment as the deconstructed hemlines and relaxed silhouettes. The exposed seams and topstitching also add intrigue to the pieces. We always like to say that the gender label on any garment is only defined by social constructs and maison de F truly embodies this freedom of expression so perfectly. These easy to wear yet standout pieces will look good and make your statement no matter who you are.