January 23, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Christian Dada
Paris, France – The moment of truth has arrived. Designer Christian Dada has finally arrived in the City of Lights where he staged his first fashion show as part of the official Paris men’s fashion week. And we hear loud and clear the message behind his vision for the season.
Dada introduces himself to Paris with audacious looks that star trousers of two proportions: a) large and straight and b) slim. The first is obviously seen in the most visible silhouettes. He is reinterpreting the fierce energy of the late 1970s, when hipsters gave way to disco. He puts them together with button-down or tights tops and structured jackets and blazers that also feature embroideries. These embroideries add an air of Chicago nights to the collection from back when America and its youth still ran free and looked forward to change, while still fearing the future. Though not his theme, this is the energy that can be easily associated to the looks.
Knitwear is made into Dada’s beautiful tops. However there is also denim, leather (both lamb and bovine), cotton and technical fabrics used in the creation of his pieces and their Pantagruelian sized embellishments such as the giant pockets.
Styling is important too. Christian Dada makes the season fun by adding over the top Quaker belts of Gargantuan dimensions, huge rope cord belts and even fish net like single shoulder tops that can only be used as embellishments to the looks. Their function is to add fun into the collection, while also giving a tip of the hat to male sensuality.