Out the starting gate

Kiko Kostadinov SS20
8 June 2019

Debuting his eighth eponymous menswear collection, Kiko Kostadinov sure put the dress in dressage for SS20. Fittingly staged at the ballroom of the Plaisterers’ Hall, a decadent, historical building situated close to the London Wall, Konstadinov paid homage to British equestrian uniforms throughout the centuries but applied his own avant-garde twist. 

Sweeping tunics printed with bold graphics were either fitted with zips or spliced at the sleeves for a deconstructed finish. Meanwhile, silken jockey jackets were left casually unbuttoned and teamed with matching shorts layered over cycling shorts. On the other end of the spectrum, hacking jackets in a subtle check print were finished with asymmetric buttons and paired with loose-fitting trousers for a more refined look. 

As for accessories, models carried sizeable lawn-green and bubblegum-pink tote bags while structural jockey-style caps layered with mesh covered heads. On foot, jacquard knee-high socks were worn with either riding boots printed with psychedelic patterns which nodded to the sixties, or Kostadinov’s latest Asics collab model which served as further proof that the chunky sneaker trend is here to stay. In short, if there’s any sport-inspired collection to bet on being highly popular next summer, it’s this one. 

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