Founded in 2012 by creative directors Ilan Delouis and Jenny Mannerheim, Each X Other moved from presentation to runway for fall. Taking their mission statement — art meets fashion — to heart, the show was held in the basement of Paris’ contemporary art palace, the Palais de Tokyo. Like a happening, we were seated to the sounds of Ai Canno playing violin, silhouetted against a video backdrop showing the collection being made in the Lazar Cuckovic atelier. This was replaced by a projection of a newly commissioned poem by artist Robert Montgomery, read aloud by Charles Derenne of the band 1982.
There were a few surprises on the runway, with the label’s usual prints replaced by a focus on form and silhouette, showcasing the talents of new designer Masha Gard, formerly of Maison Margiela. This new fluidity and pushing of the masculine-feminine aesthetic was refreshing. Closing with a live performance by the concept band Liquid Architecture, fronted by the founder of the Palais de Tokyo itself, Jerome Sans, and voiced by Audrey Mascina, who declared “go free,” it was a fitting statement as Each x Other has now flown the nest.