Colm Dillane, the founder of KidSuper, is known for pushing boundaries in the fashion world and bringing his unique perspective to the industry. With his brand, he has created a sought-after image that is a reflection of his imagination and dreams, where anything is possible. Dillane’s energy and creativity have propelled his rise in the fashion world, and he continues to break new ground with his innovative designs and shows.
In 2019 and early 2020, Dillane held his own off-calendar shows, showcasing his collections to the world. However, when COVID-19 hit, he adapted and embraced the new reality of digital shows, taking Paris Fashion Week by storm with four celebrated short films. This led to him becoming the first American to win the LVMH Karl Lagerfeld Prize in 2021.
Dillane’s previous fashion show, an ambitious and witty live-action auction, where audience members bid on the original on-canvas compositions just as the matching garments crossed the catwalk, demonstrated his ability to transfer his subversive, vivacious art into his KidSuper collections. His ingenuity and originality have not gone unnoticed, as he was recently invited to guest design the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2023 menswear collection.
Now, Dillane is bringing yet another of his passions to Paris Fashion Week – comedy. Thus, the iconic Casino de Paris hosted a trailblazing one-hour comedy show featuring Yvonne Orji, Jeff Ross, Stavros Halkias, Andrew Santino, Andrew Schultz, Theo Von, Fary and Matteo Lane, who “strut their stuff” while wearing the KidSuper Fall/Winter 2023 collection. The show was hosted by Tyra Banks, who wore alternate looks throughout the performance.
Dillane’s performance and collection reflect his singular take on fashion – it should be creative, fun, and lighthearted. The collection plays the KidSuper playbook masterfully, with art, colors, prints, and collages on everything from classic streetwear to his now iconic animated tailoring and coats. The collection also teases two exclusive upcoming collaborations with Jewelry brand PAUER and shoe brand Stuart Weitzman.
“We’ll see how it goes, it could fully bomb. But that’s also what’s cool about some of the fashion shows I do; they’re risky,” says Dillane. Regardless of the outcome, one thing is certain – Colm Dillane will continue to push the boundaries of fashion and bring his unique perspective to the industry.
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