Komakino was founded in London by Central Saint Martins graduate Federico Capalbo. The brand now set up base in New York since last year. The work of Komakino evolves around influences of industrial subcultures and its translation into clothes. The collection is entirely manufactured in Italy and it has gained a word of mouth cult following throughout the years.
For SS16, Komakino continues its exploration into 1940’s 1950’s iconic shapes that are idiosyncratic to the tribes of the time while putting them into dialogue with current streetwear influences. The SS16 collection offers contrasting voluminous shapes constructed with textures and complex technical treatments all applied by hand on garment manufactured in Italy.
The overall silhouette is liquid and oversized for shoulder fullness on wool wide coats and jackets, cotton tops and shirts. The tailored silhouettes are loose, with dropped shoulders and back trapeze cut, the jersey tops and nylon jackets pieces exaggerate the boxy shapes from the sartorial part of the collection for an overall fluide and loose silhouette.
Denim pieces after treatments includes mineralised dye and chemical enzyme while tailoring wools, cottons and viscose are individually hand sprayed. These treatments echoes the “DISC ROT” prints that are running throughout the collection.