The KTZ collection for SS15 was an odyssey of classical references rendered for the street style age; gladiator skirts in mesh and leather, caps with warrior helmet detailing and medallions featuring the faces of classical busts. The signature KTZ print was woven into towelled robes, whilst jackets and overcoats in a monochrome Greek vase print made a graphic statement.


There was a stunning attention to detail, with embossed leather shields that doubled as clutches and breastplates embellished so as to resemble ancient armour. A bold shade of orange brought to mind not only the red-figure pottery of Ancient Greece but also the colour of a basketball, epitomising the balance of classical world and street culture that underpinned the show. True to the gladiatorial inspiration at the heart of it all, this was a really strong collection and by bringing in a new world of references, KTZ once again reinvented the cult classics of their brand.






Words: Will Ballantyne-Reid

Photography: Chris Yates