The collaborative pair have been celebrated early on in their careers, attracting the attention of Liberty and Barneys buyers even before graduation from Central Saint Martins in 1999. More than ten years onwards, Blaak’s punk edge has undoubtedly matured. Their innovative signature, however, is still very much apparent in ‘Maximum of Minimum’, the autumn winter collection shown in Paris earlier this year.
Sharply cut cropped trouser suits juxtaposed with boxy coats or tuxedo jackeds on top of long skirts show a menswear vision tailored to an modern man with a slightly dark sensibilty and a freer sense of individuality. One half of the duo, Sachiko Okada, gives Dazed some more insight into this season’s offering.
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