Back in the ‘Big Tent’ at Somerset House for the catwalk show of designer collaboration Kokon To Zai known as KTZ.
Titled ‘Massai Punk’, here Mara warrior met dangerous street chic in a wild eclectic blend of Massai embellishments fused with Punk culture and digital prints.
However, the first male model on the catwalk wore a black and orange nylon baseball jacket which was like a cuckoo in the nest – neither warrior nor punk, although the baseball cap was decorated with African inspired patterns and bondage straps adorned the wrists as bracelets and decorated the shoes (main image).
This collection of both men and womenswear was bright and colourful. The guys were more subdued with the main colour palette of black trimmed with colourful beaded patterns:
A black blazer trimmed around the lapels and pockets, and the zipped leather biker jacket were the most conservative pieces in the collection but both worn with a long tunic trimmed with beads, giving an edgier look.
Digital prints splashed on to leather jackets, scarves and baseball caps, whilst beaded belts adorned the legs of shorts and around the chest of jackets.
Black leather bondage straps were worn as ornate braces.
The Massai Punk was at its best as a pair of multi colour low crotch shorts worn with a black leather gilet and a wide round beaded collar Masai necklace.
KTZ autumn/winter collection can be bought online on www.kokontozai.co.uk – their spring/summer 2012 collection available soon.