With streetwear and the general fashion landscape are awash with collaboration projects, it’s always refreshing to see one come about that blends such diverse elements together seamlessly. This is very much the case with the capsule collection brought together by Parisian streetwear imprint Pigalle, and high-end Italian fashion house Missoni. While the diversity can clearly be seen in each brand’s description, it’s the collection itself that stands as the example of arguably opposite ends coming together in unison to create a ‘best of both worlds’ result.
The capsule collection is seasoned for Spring 2017, and brings on Pigalle’s affinity for ’90s basketball aesthetics, an inspiration that Founder Stephane Ashpool has implemented in his brand from the onset, together with Missoni’s expertise in knitwear and pattern design. The construction used throughout pulls from archival fabrics ranging in date from 1985 through to 2010, which has been tailored into a array of classic sports silhouettes such as varsity bombers, track pants, jersey sweatshirts, T-shirts, as well as Pigalle’s obligatory pima cotton robe. To help keep things more on the sports side, a few choice pieces like the bomber have been implemented with nylon mesh, whereas on the fashion side, pieces like the T-shirts come with laser-cut logos and space-dyed fabrics from Missoni. The Missoni x Pigalle capsule collection is set to drop later this month, and can be found at retailers such as Dover Street Market Ginza, colette and Pigalle locations.