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...

that was not the case with this collection. strict & clean, the collection did host a few womenswear looks but a range of standard designs seemed to be presented with a strong sense of design while a faultless palette. the attention to tailoring & the mindful relaxation of fit in other areas...

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...

i got all of those elements from this collection while all the quintessential spring palette notes were represented. trendwise, i consider this sort of direction as classical modernism. while certain aspects allow you to understand that this is a new direction being projected into high...

as the perfect follow-up runway review to everlasting sprout, nozomi ishiguro's SS12 collection is the perfect example of the style experimentation of the japanese. splattered across the runway were transparent shawls, letters & strategically stained garments which seemed to add new dimension...

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...

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...

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...

 

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