8-bit baby

Digital prints were big in 2010, as seen on the runway at both Alexander McQueen and Josh Goot, but designer Kunhiko Morinago of Anrealage is taking the trend back.

Way back. Low-fi, lego-block, MS-Dos back.

I really like the way he has incorporated pixels of velvet into some of the pieces in this Autumn 2011/2012 collection, giving the surface of the garments just that slightest bit more depth.

I find the headpieces slightly too Gaga-esque, but I really love his pixellated jewels – brooches and necklaces – and his glorious hosiery. How great would these atmospheric stockings look paired with a simple colour block dress? Or even just a shift dress, as black as night?

I also appreciate his single-minded commitment to his theme – the way everything from heels to collars and prints is pixelated. It’s always nice to see a designer treating clothing like art.


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