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Our Paris Fashion Week coverage continues, turning to the anarcho-biker madness of Christian Dada’s Spring/Summer 2016 line.

Our Paris Fashion Week coverage rolls on, as we examine the Spring/Summer 2016 offerings from Tokyo designer Masanori Morikawa’s Christian Dada label, whose (unsurprisingly) Dadaist take on menswear embraces oddballs, rebels and outcasts, presenting heavily subcultural looks imbued with an irreverent, provocative streak.

While the brand’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection was riddled with anarchist and anti-authoritarian motifs, this time around Christian Dada’s looks were imbued with an equally rebellious spirit: that of the rampaging biker gang. That means leather jackets galore, rugged denim, and black, black and more black (plus some outrageous tiger-striped furs).

In typical Dadaist fashion, nonsensical, superfluous detailing was added to many pieces – most notably on the statement headgear adorned with jewels, feathers and flowing chains. Clearly, this was a riff on biker culture that didn’t take itself too seriously.

Studded detailing, lavish embroidery and a smattering of satin kept to the biker theme, helped on no part by the beautifully aged motorcycles scattered around the presentation.

For more Paris Fashion Week content, take a look at parts one and two of our street style report from the French capital. In the meantime, take a look at the accompanying video produced from the show.

Words by Edward Chiu
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