Pyer Moss Fall/Winter 2014–Presenting his latest collection during New York Fashion Week, Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond found his inspiration in the lives of nineteenth century samurai called Shizoku. Having been stripped of their power and nobility, the Shizoku were forced to forge new identities as civilians. Jean-Raymond elaborates, “I was compelled to recall this almost mythic society that led a life of stoic tradition but suddenly had to change and adapt. In the aftermath of struggle, these clothes represent their evolution.” Here, graphic elements represent the Shizoku post-battle. Taking aim at the appeal of luxurious sportswear, simple pieces are redefined with rich materials that include leather and cashmere. Adding a modern element, Gor-Tex and nylon infiltrate the collection, decorating oversized sweatshirts, slim-cut trousers and shirting.