Photo by Elise Toïde

By Crash redaction

Rains unveils its SS23 collection, titled ‘Connect’, at the brand’s second Paris Fashion Week show, this time held at the iconic Le 104. Inspired by the early days of the New York Club Kids movement, the authenticity and acceptance of any iconic subculture group. « The collection presents both sides of the self – day and night – tethered to music and the Rains’ aesthetic, » says Head of Design, Tanne Vinter. The show leveraged music as the most powerful universal connector, and lifeblood for subcultural belonging. Amid towering speaker setups and on-show cabling the models could be seen in daytime looks of long trench coats, sturdy briefcase-inspired bags, and sharp easy-to-digest silhouettes, tailored through laser cut construction. For night: a wet-look with semi-shiny surfaces, crinkled fabrics, transparent spandex, and abstract aluminum forms. Discover Elise Toïde’s backstage photos of the show, taken exclusively for Crash, below.