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Kiko Kostadinov PFW SS23 by Laura and Deanna Fanning

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Twin designer duo Laura and Deanna Fanning are the brains behind Kiko Kostadinov’s womenswear and are increasingly becoming influential figures in the world of Kostadinov’s footwear and accessories. The house’s Trivia bag has become a bit of a viral sensation, with everyone from fashion editors to Iris Law and Bella Hadid sporting one recently, while teasers online have seen the duo enter the world of the heavier-than-ever collaboration with the Kiko Kostadinov x HYSTERIC GLAMOR x ASICS preview. These moments seem to inform the overall taste level of Kiko Kostadinov’s output – you can be assured that menswear will follow the path of the Fanning sisters. Today, as part of Paris Fashion Week, the duo presented their Spring-Summer 2023 collection.

Although this is a collection focused on womenswear, it’s clear to see the crossovers that are likely to occur in menswear to retain that sense of brand unity and harmony. Take unconventional cowboy boots (a key trend this season, like Molly Goddard); white or black leather makes up the bootie, but when it comes to the upper, the Fannings opt for a transparent mesh-like material before embroidering it with stars, moons and more.

Similarly, a pair of ballerina type sneakers lace up to the knee and have a very similar quality to ASICS in the toe and sole area, but this cannot yet be fully deciphered. Either way, it’s a shape that’s also trending on the runway, which should seep into other fashion sides later on.

What’s most notable about this collection is how an androgynous thread is woven into the pieces, making it hard to see it too different from what Kiko Kostadinov might produce for his menswear. Take the stitched black work trousers, that beautifully studded black waistcoat and the off-the-shoulder moment served up by the green and brown checkered sweater – each functioning in their own right as excellent genderless fashion pieces.

The shimmering pink scarf – which happens to be a sweater – is a great style exercise for many, while a slew of new handbags promise Kiko Kostadinov’s future handbag supremacy isn’t going anywhere. Take a look at Laura and Deanna Fanning’s Kiko Kostadinov SS23 collection above, and check out more PFW SS23 content on Hypebeast.

For more fluid fashion, check out Ann Demeulemeester SS23.