out to me when looking to review collections from japan that stretch beyond the parameters of what we, as americans, define as style. in palette, the collection started with subtle white & eventually became raided by pink, black, navy & orange. stripes added a nautical feel to the collection...

after seeing the ato menswear collection, my love for men's style in the context of japanese fashion design started to heat up. upon seeing the yoshio kubo, suddenly my own love for clean lines & style subtlety was being questioned. through design experimentation, the collection hosted a range...

elements of the SS12 jenny fax collection. the use of animated prints is the obvious reference of japanese animation but so is the child-like styling & design references. oversized bows & exaggerated silhouettes blur the lines of adolescence & adult. small aspects of design from the 1980′s &...

deviating from spring's bold toned trend, the SS12 collection presented by anrelage was an interesting one conceptually. models walked the runway with what appeared to be double faces. opening with a white washed palette, the collection seemed to sear through a palette of more depth that ended...

from the menswear pieces to the womenswear- there was a very clear vision that was flipped from masculine to feminine perfectly. one of my favorite collections of the spring season; it was unconventional, but still commercial enough to appeal to a global market. i loved the seemingly remixed...

tokyo has been a fashion region that i have yet to explore in my blogging & with my unsettled outlook on the normal new york/london/milan/paris deal; i figured there is no better time than the present to shift gears a little. the first collection of my first ten for tokyo's spring season is...

held in midtown tokyo, the runway presentation for the spring collection by kamishima chinami was one of modern style & progressive execution. while not intending, by any means, to cite design duplication- but the collection was very in the lane of mugler & lanvin. the clean, simplified lines...

spring collections, tokyo: phenomanon, men shown at tokyo midtown, the spring collection presented by japanese menswear label, phenomanon was one of colorful inspiration & classical style with a modern twist. seemingly nautically inspired, the collection was well versed in use of print. when...

separated from the expected palette notes of the spring, the SS12 collection presented in the harajuku quest hall in tokyo is one of interesting concepts & imaginative knits. the johan ku collection presented relaxed silhouettes & what seemed to appear as undone knitwear. slim fit pants were...

what's so dope about this collection is that it's not put into a category, rather it is what fashion is & should be- expression. combined were a few menswear looks, though they were just as experimental. presented in tokyo's olympic rugby stadium, the clothes hold a strong message. inspired...

 

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