It isn't a surprise that their collections and designs are unique and incredible. What is shocking is how in an overly connected social-media driven age, Kwaidan Editions was able to spring up one day without the ta-da drums of the internet and be able to be so defined in its aestethic and ambition so few seasons in.
The name comes from a 1965 Japanese horror movie, Kwaidan, and that seems to fit well as the label is a little like a spectral entity that comes into view and then vanishes. The brand thrives on opposites, consistantly challenging the balance between feminenity and masculinity with designs that feel both timeless and trendy— sans the quick expiration date that plagues 'trend'.
Dickely an La are no stranger to this fashion's top-tier scene, their resumes tote stints with fashion bemouths like Céline, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen, but their LVMH nomination signifies a new, and well deserved, start of what is sure to be a long string of accomplishments stemming from their own label.
We talked to Dickely and La to about ghosts, fashion sustainability, and gender.