Kei Ninomiya, the youngest designer belonging to the distinguished Comme des Garcons group, presented his first show for Noir Kei Ninomiya during Paris Fashion Week. The brand’s 2015-16 A/W women’s collection was presented at the modest Comme des Garcons showroom, but was nonetheless popular, attracting guests including Colette director Sarah Andelman.
As the brand name suggests, Noir Kei Ninomiya presents collections based in the color black. Three-dimensional flowers and boxes made with artificial leather were attached onto coats, racing jackets and dresses.
Some of the highlights from the collection included a skirt accentuated with gold film, a white quilt coat covered with black tulle, a top weaved from knits and leather tape, a dress weaved with thick cords, a cotton skirt adorned with glass beads and flocky prints, and a coat decorated with studs in circular form. The brand’s first racing jacket made of cowhide introduces topstitch techniques using chains, another detail to make the brand stand out from the others.
Last season, Ninomiya began to design accessories as well. Box-shaped clutch bags and backpacks were presented for 2015-16 A/W.