W’menswear AW23, “Flying in Crosswinds” continues to explore the ways gender has intersected with political ideology and been used to legitimate, or resist, different regimes. We were inspired by the life story of Maggie Gee, a Chinese-American woman who was one of two to ever serve in the Women Airforce Service Pilots in WWII. Gee was a determined physicist and pilot who believed in success and social change every step along her path.
The Fly Pocket Skirt is our take on the Monkey Pant, worn by the US Navy in WWII. This 6 panel, button down skirt has 4 utility pockets on the out-seam, a large buttoned pocket on the butt, and 2 inseam pockets at the waist. This piece is made in a high density cotton tartan, woven in small scale mills in Japan.