Tokyo Fashion Week – Wild and Wonderful!

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Easy going contemporary spring-summer looks from Tae Ashida. Watch her S/S 2021 collection video here.

We are so lucky to be able to explore Tokyo Fashion Week to expand our concept of fashion. These innovative designers force us to consider options outside the designer apparel “norm.” What is fashion? Simply clothing that we put on and go about our daily routine, or is it something more? Many of the Tokyo designers show us another way.

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Award winning Tae Ashida works over blown florals into textural and feminine summer dressing.

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Cool meets casual with tweed jacket and asymmetrical softly ruffled blouse by Tae Ashida.

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Mixed materials and unexpected ruffles create a modern summer vibe by Tae Ashida.

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An innovative approach to summer dressing with a casual top and stunning textured pale pink floral gown that will make heads turn at any event by Tae Ashida.

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Tae Ashida bumps up the drama with this high-low gown with burnt orange metallic trim and a pretty bow at the neck.

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Evocative of the bold exuberance of a child’s painting Hiroko Koshino combines brilliant coloring with a Bauhaus and Art Deco referenced silhouette.

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An 11 on a scale of 1 to 10 for the WOW factor. Hiroko Koshino. Joyful, happy, positive color and stand-out tailoring details.

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Contrasting a fitted, sheer embroidered blouse with full pumpkin colored trousers creates a sophisticated and contemporary look. Hiroko Koshino.

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Look closely and you’ll see the windowpane stripes of color are actually swatches of tints from paint labels. Johan Ku Gold Label.

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Johan Ku blends art and apparel in his award winning work. His S/S 2021 Collection is entitled, “The Painters.”

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Like wearing an artwork reminiscent of a delicate watercolor. Johan Ku.

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Johan Ku’s custom fabrics reference art and the artist’s materials. Bold suiting for his menswear collection.

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The Requal brand is not for the minimalist lifestyle. Is this performance or street art? What do you think the designer is suggesting here?

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A cartoon take on athletic wear. This sweatshirt has room for all your stuffed animals. Requal.

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Perhaps Requal designer Tetsuya Doi is referring to other possible modes of transportation? A flying carpet perhaps, to transport you to your dream?

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Paired down simplicity in this elegant pale pink summer dress with just a touch of contrast at the neckline and footwear. IHNN.

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Korean born IHNN designer Ihn Chisung focuses on luxury fabrics and graceful silhouettes.

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Stunningly understated separates. Look at the subtle yet sophisticated details. The luxuriously draped knit pants, the tie waist and lovely flared, cuffed sleeves. IHNN.

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A modern look for a cool, contemporary vibe. Black bib and oversized white blouse is a stylish option from IHNN.

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Japanese designer Zin Kato blends a complete knowledge of historic fashion references with a contemporary bodycon vibe. The allure of this silhouette is unmistakable.

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A 60’s retro blouse, print trousers and flattering cummerbund goes sweet and sexy under the hands of master designer and tailor Zin Kato.

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As majestic as a regal swan. The details of this exquisite gown are truly special. The web-like lace at neck and shoulders, the tiered sleeves and cascading skirt make this unique dress a show piece. Zin Kato.

The variety of immensely talented designers we encounter during Tokyo Fashion Week is always exhilarating. Thanks for sharing the love with us!

 

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