Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pretty Things Fashion...Japan Fashion Week Wraps

Japan Fashion Week for Fall 2009 RTW wrapped this past weekend with designers not only giving us plenty of theatrics, but surprisingly wearable pieces as well.
Here, more of our favourites...

Hidenobu Yasui
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For fall/winter, designer Hidenobu Yasui kept his palette neutral and his shapes relatively straightforward, going heavy on button trim and textured knitwear. Key items included wide-legged pants, sleeveless dresses and a suit sporting double lapels.

Han Ahn Soon
Designer Ahn Soon Han went on a colorful romp for fall/winter, mixing textured fabrics like tweed, houndstooth and lace into flirty dresses and coats with ethnic accents like Eastern European-style embroidery.

Designer Reem Alasadi made the trek to Tokyo from her home city of London and brought plenty of her Portobello Road vintage sensibility with her. For her fall/winter collection-brimming with 1980's and Victorian references- she sent out a wild mix of tattered chiffon asymmetrical confections, a layered dress made of quilted material, sequined leggings and a fuchsia knit jumpsuit.
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Mikio Sakabe
Designing duo Mikio Sakabe and Shueh Jen-Fang turned out feminine looks for fall/winter, including flouncy skirts in sweet springtime hues — some worn over jeans, a chic pair of quilted hot pants and carrot-shaped trousers with roomy pockets.

Dress Camp
Macedonian designer Marjan Pejoski, famed for creating Bjork's unforgettable swan dress, said opium divas, heiresses on the Orient Express and Fritz Lang's seminal film "Metropolis" inspired his fall/winter lineup for Dress Camp featuring body-hugging dresses, chain mail tops, patchwork velvet jackets and plenty of gold and floral accents. "I just wanted to keep it quite coherent and quite strong."
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Designer Tamae Hirokawa was inspired by Japanese armor this season and produced a collection of sharp coats — some with embroidered layers of fabric — as well as knit dresses and a series of coats and gowns featuring delicate origami pleats.
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Gut's Dynamite Cabarets
Designers Cabaret Aki and Jackal Kuzu offered up androgynous looks complete with edgy leather jackets and quirky prints featuring guitars, butterflies and Hello Kitty. Meow.click to enlarge...
Photos...Yuko Isobe
source: WWD


Chocolate and Steel said...

these are all really beautiful. I especially like Hidenobu Yasui. That first dress is to die for!

Petra said...

Reem, Somarta and Guts Dynamite Caberet are yummy! I especially LOVE the middle photo on Somarta! I'm sad the shows are over as they were such fun. Thanks for posting those for us to see.

Little Miss B said...

I especially love the first white dress.

Mics AKA Lunatiger said...

I love Somarta's cutting edge designs...but then again a lot of japanese designers are cutting edge! Trust me I went to school with a lot of them!