Kolor Explores Texture and Layers for Fall/Winter 2022

At Paris Fashion Week, the Japanese brand offered a refined collection of intellectual workwear.

For Creative Director Junichi Abe, texture play, subverted tailoring, and lots of layers have defined the distinct lexicon of his workwear-inspired brand Kolor. This season, the designer took a familiar multi-faceted approach, looking to everyday workwear silhouettes as an inspiration.

Throughout the collection, Abe’s varying iterations of workwear took center stage. Asymmetrical but wholly fashionable, Abe’s intellectual creations challenge the concept of proportion: “Different length, different shapes, different types of garments,” the brand explained in a statement. “Finding the exquisite balance of an unbalanced combination into a single piece.”

That quest to find balance was widely apparent throughout the collection: red knit sweater vests were in conversation with billowing gathered sleeves while tweed overcoats with color-blocked sleeves stood out when layered over wide-legged denim dungarees.

While Abe certainly challenged the notions of workwear, his interpretations remain undeniably practical and fashionable for the everyday. Spliced oversized jackets and raised cuffed hems are intriguing, and palatable, design features that will certainly be a go-to option for fans of the brand.

From muted color play to juxtaposed textures, Kolor’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection challenged the notions of workwear through the refined lens of Junichi Abe. And in a time as unpredictable as the current, that fashionable interpretation is certainly welcomed.

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