Japanese cult brand Kapital give you a front row seat to their theatrical Fall lookbook “Bad Opera”.
There’s nothing quite like flicking through the pages of Kapital’s seasonal catalogues and getting whisked away into a world unknown. The quarterly releases produced by seasoned duo photographer Eric Kvatek and designer Kiro Hirata are at once familiar, yet utterly diverse in their abstract stories, varied castings and of course the incredible garments that never fail to disappoint.
Their previous editions have taken us to some of the most scenic and breathtaking corners of the earth, whisking you on adventures through barren lands and urban escapes. F/W 16 proves no different, this time amping up their usual theatrical theme with their very own “Bad Opera”. Shot in Budapest, the catalogue saw Kvatek’s full control over location, casting, props, art direction, photography, and post-production.The season marked Kvatek’s 36th photo project collaborating with the brand, and the photographer worked tirelessly to bring this mischievous story to life. A number of familiar faces feature throughout with cameos from the likes of Lauren Yates of Ponytail Journal and W’menswear, Kiro himself happily bowling a 12lb. and Kvatek, for what looked like a weeks worth of fun, singing, dancing and making mischief through the night.
With regards to the costumes that dressed the show, expect sherpa mixed with quilted nylon, a cozy boro knit kimono/cardigan, destroyed denim, Mao frog fastened shirts, corduroy, flame laced shirts and some full-on Kapital bowling team uniforms.
The Kapital Fall 16 collection, ‘Bad Opera’ is on sale at Kapital’s webstore now. Enjoy a selection of the brilliant images below:
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