Born from the imagination of a young Chinese designer Nick Yin, KAIKORERO defines itself as an experience between streetwear and designer-wear.
Founded in 2019 in Shanghai by Nick Yin, Kaikorero is a Maori word meaning Narrator, the one who tells the story. The brand motto? Self-expression at any cost. KAIKORERO carries the messages that are so dear to the younger generations, with the desire to always push the boundaries of traditional streetwear further.
KAIKORERO’s essence is about combining the use of industrial materials with classic fabrics and all of their traditional and natural aspects. Between anti-conformism and classicism, the label focuses on applying very intricate conception details to essential, everyday-wear pieces, in order to create a look that’s both comfortable and fashionable.
KAIKORERO offers a wardrobe of timeless yet versatile pieces, which can be used daily in a casual way or be transformed into real fashion moments. The black suit pants with a clean design may seem conventional at first glance, but are surprisingly made of technical material. A jacket to protect oneself against the cold turns into a strong fashion piece with a bag that clips itself onto it, which can be easily adapted to different situations.
The brand constantly explores new and exciting ways to twist classic garments with the use of resistant materials such as silicone, plastic or nylon.
KKRO 1.0 Collection
KKRO 1.0 collection is emphasizing on assembling silicone onto the garments.
The usage of silicone adds certain qualities to this collection. It is sustainable, synthetic, translucent, and it is flexible. Overall, the silicone provides a unique contrast in texture. Applications such as sewed on, buttoned up, and buckled on are widely used. KKRO 1.0 is making the collection as a whole rather than individual pieces. Each piece of garments is a simple design that can stand alone. Then accessories can be added to the cloth in the way that create something greater than just the sum of pieces. 1+1 can be more than 2. This concept is implied throughout the collection.
One of the high light design features for the collection is the detachable system between varies pieces of clothes and accessories. For instance, the main piece bomber jacket is designed to assemble accessories in different positions. One can play with the positioning of the accessories as well as multiply the accessories applied. Therefore, one can create a look that has multiple bags or silicone stripes buttoned on the jacket.
The silicone straps can be assembled on the built-in D rings. Singular application or multiple application are all possible. This is another playful feature for this collection. The straps instantly transform into suspenders, lanyards or jacket carriers. The possibilities are only limited by one’s imagination.
Accessories like buttons and buckles are all rubberized coated. This matches with the silicone and create a “toylike” texture. Combining industrial material to garments does not have to be cold and stiff. It can be flexible and playful!
The collection is completed with a range of other pieces like: Zippered Back Pocket nylon jackets, matching nylon track pants, silicone pocket crewneck & tee, sweaters with silicone stripes, half-sleeve tee, pvc brimmed nylon bucket hat, multipurpose nylon crossbody bag and silicone belt etc.