Kidill’s “The Outsider” Collection Inspired by Henry Darger

Japanese designer Hiroaki Sueyasu of Kidill presented his Autumn/Winter 22-23 collection “The Outsider” at Paris Fashion Week.

The collection is inspired by the work of an iconic American artist Henry Darger (1892-1973) who portrayed the artistic expressions of the endless deeds of human interactions. 

Designer Hiroaki Sueyasu feels that Henry had been living with both his feet set in reality and non-reality, living in the real world alongside the insanity.

“Darger probably felt the urge in expressing the kingdom of the world of unreality, a clarification of a fantasy using his lifetime to express,” Sueyasu says. 

Through the collection, Sueyasu honors the lifestyle of an outsider who acts on one’s own faith without the influence of the social ideals and the existing framework.

Hiroaki Sueyasu launched Kidill in 2014, blending punk and skate culture, androgyny, and streetwear influences.

Photos: Ko Tsuchiya

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Demi Vitkute is a New York-based journalist and editor who’s passionate about reporting on the fashion industry, its problems, and its changemakers. She’s a founder of The Urban Watch Magazine and has written for The Washington Post, Inside Hook, and Promo Magazine, among others. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and Emerson College.

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