Ready-to-wear, summer 2023: Three designers find meaning at extremes of fashion
Can ready-to-wear collections help us answer key questions about who we are and how we should live? On exiting the latest Rick Owens show, the answer from Montreal-based fashion duo Matières Fécales was a resolute “yes”. Fashion can imbue life with meaning, even if it’s merely an aesthetic project, as with American label Enfants Riches Déprimés. Meanwhile, after running his label Xuly Bët for 30 years, Lamine Kouyaté laments that more has not changed in the world since he set out to design.