African tribalism and fetish wear make for unusual bedfellows in the KTZ SS12 collection. Vibrantly naughty, attention seeking and unashamedly brash; KTZ (Kokon to Zai) is like the misbehaved, younger brother of all the other menswear brands showing at LFW.
Above all what KTZ brings is a sense of fun and they certainly cater to the tastes of their club kid clientèle, who value a fun and individual look above all else.
The collection itself is rooted in a moody black colour base, and finds interest in the use of tough leathers and oversized cuts. Conservative items, such a slim black trouser, are given an underground edge tailored with buckles and accessorised with harnesses; Edward Scissorhands, take note.
Tribal prints and beading provide refreshing bursts of colour while trims and digital prints keep the looks modern and, dare we say, accessible.
It’s also worth noting the footwear the models stomped down the catwalk in; a hybrid of biker boots and sandals joined with metal. This is footwear for the fearless.
Check out a few of our aide memoires from the KTZ’s SS12 show below: