For SS17, KTZ’s atmospheric show was clearly referencing the underground techno rave scenes that Berlin is famous for. Comprising of fashionable fetishism and fantasy, KTZ used leather, PVC and nylon, and lots of it. With the whole collection nearly in all black, the leather pieces satisfied any sartorial fetish desires. Adorned with harness-jewellery and silver chains, the models were tied up in metal-hooped body harnesses that wrapped around tattoos and were pulled through cut-outs. These looks were not for the faint-hearted.
Inspired by the dark futurism of interstellar science fiction, KTZ looked towards the zodiac and celestial maps for their prints, juxtaposing those looks with their signature print style of digital, heavy texts. The boys that wore hoods and embellished masks contrasted perfectly against the dystopian space age sunglasses. The final look, a dark grey celestial print dress, perfectly summed up the drama and interstellar influences that KTZ adopted for SS17.
Hard and tattooed
There was no doubt that there was a specific look that the casting directors were gunning for; the notes were probably limited to ‘hard’ ‘tattooed’ and ‘fierce’. The result for female models for KTZ was androgynous and svelte, and covered in amazing tattoos, whilst the boys all fitted under the category of tough, hard skinheads with tattoos to rival the Hells Angels. These guys are not to be messed with.