In a warm afternoon, at the China Exchange, in the heart of lively Gerrard Street, in London's Chinatown, Kiko Kostadinov presented his SS19 collection.

The Bulgarian designer, fascinated by the installation The Happy End of Amerika by Franz Kafka by Martin Kippenberger, extrapolates the idea of fictitious utopia of universal use of the German artist, combines it with the aesthetics of cinema in film technicolor Indian cult like The Apu trilogy and The river and transfer it to an imaginary city on the river Ganges.

The result is a series of creations that mix sportswear, workwear, and bohemian mood.

While in the background the sound of water is covered by the abstract rhythms of drums and the cymbols, becomes rave and turns into an Indian melody, on the catwalk alternately jacquards and technical fabrics, geometric prints and Scottish blazers, sweaters with curved seams and tunics tribal.

Greens, pastel purple, oranges and dusty yellows color the garments of the collection, but also part of the accessories. Among them, in addition to the beautiful jewels, shoes stand out, the result of the collaboration of Kostadinov with Asics. The partnership reinvents the Tug of War in mint and lavender colors, with a translucent gel midsole and mesh upper.

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