The Best of Tokyo Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2024: Virtuoso Tailoring, Striking Silhouettes and Contemporary Fashion Drama.

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A confection of candy colored tulle by Viviano Sue. Mens full, tapered trousers get a swashbuckling, Sinbad the Sailor edge by Rokubuen, A mix of lush textiles in succulent summer shades by Bench. Eye-catching ethnic patterned joggers go upscale at Global Fashion Collective. Japanese obi sash replaced by layers of leather belts for an edgy, bikercore aesthetic, Rokubuen. All images unless noted.

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Dazzling cascades of blue tulle embolden a denim suit by Viviano Sue.

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Viviano Sue mixes textiles with artful tailoring to craft inventive apparel.

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Feminine florals and holiday ruffles by Viviano Sue.

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Charming nautical silver sailor ensemble. Viviano Sue.

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Slim French top paired with fabulous tulle trimmed tuxedo trousers. Viviano Sue.

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Malibu Barbie pretty in pink. Can you ever have too much tulle? Devotees of Viviano Sue say “bring it on!”

Watch the Spring/Summer 2024 Viviano runway show here.

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Extravagant beading enhanced by a modern version of 17th century slashed sleeves turn a field jacket into an opulent, compelling fashion statement. HEoS brand by innovative Chinese designer Shoma Akatsukigawa.

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A luxe Boho ensemble. HEoS.

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Layers of opulent textiles. HEoS.

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Sheer fabrics continue to be spotted on the menswear runways. HEoS.

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Ultra wide terracotta linen trousers paired with a luscious sheer top that would be flattering on both a man or women. HEoS.

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Rich, glowing bronze velvet trousers paired with an asymmetric, wrapped pullover. HEoS.

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Designer Shoma Akatsukigawa considers the impression of the back as much as the front of the garment. This is romantic apparel that a woman will borrow from a man and vice versa. HEoS.

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Making a contemporary, bold statement. HEoS brand offers cerebral clothing for serious fashionistas.

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Karate style jacket, wide brim straw hat and layered shorts. HEoS.

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Subtly patterned HEoS trench looks interesting from the front…

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And even more interesting from the back. HEoS.

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Sheer shirt with coordinated beret, pullover and jeans HEoS.

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In the case of the HEoS brand, gender-neutral fashion means everyone who wears this exquisite velvet shirt will look spectacular.

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Shorts suits for men continue their reign. HEoS.

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The genius is in the details. Quilted back yoke, ribbon trim, patch pockets. HEoS.

Watch the virtuoso Spring/Summer 2024 HEoS runway show here.

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Charming toile printed raincoat with coordinated hat. By designer Shinya Kozuka, a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art + Design.

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Shinya Kozuka. Abstract long sleeve pullover paired with sheer leggings to ease into the uptrending “trouserless look,” popular in London and New York. (Just as an FYI: the “No Pants Subway Ride” in Manhattan has been cancelled for 2023.)

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Hand painted jacket by designer Shinya Kozuka.

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Endearing dog art work turned into apparel. Shinya Kozuka.

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Snug long sleeve top paired with loose fitting white trousers featuring printed front. Shinya Kozuka.

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Rokubuen Team is a Japanese fashion brand that incorporates the concept of the kimono into modern clothing.The three designer team, Yuko Mukai, Yuji Takeuchi and Daisuke Adachi channel the spirit of ancient warrior fashions such as Bushi, Samurai and Ninja and integrate those designs into their apparel.

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Elegant kimono by Rokubuen.

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Fab tie dye cropped jacket and tapered sailor pants. Rokubuen.

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Sophisticated floral jacquard jacket paired with front slit trousers.Rokubuen.

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If you do decide to wear trousers, these are a must-have, accessorized with funky platform boots. Rokubuen.

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Exotic silk kimono fabric fashioned into a breathtaking suit in the deft hands of Rokubuen.

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Lace sheath gown by Rokubuen.

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Sexy and smart, the three piece navy suit by Rokubuen.

Watch the entire Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.

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A Blank Page brand offers cutting edge, gender-neutral apparel.

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Multiple layers offer clients an unconventional fashion option. A Blank Page. The junk food piled a mile high behind the models must be sending a subliminal message; like maybe it’s time for a Twinkie?

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Award winning Designer Larprojpaiboon Phoovadej was born in Bangkok, Thailand and founded the A Blank Page brand in 2022.

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Interchangeable pieces. A Blank Page.

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Fun and funky variation of an anorak jacket. A Blank Page.

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Pattern, layered pieces and drapery unite to form a stylish, unconventional garment. A Blank Page.

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Strapless denim dress. A Blank Page.

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Statement making two tone suit.

Watch the A Blank Page Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.

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Global Fashion Collective is an expansion of Vancouver Fashion Week. This platform supports creative new designers by presenting their work around the world.

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The designers from GFC who presented in Tokyo were ALÇA, CEDIM, Couleurs d’Afrique, JUSMA, Karen Moriyama and Maxime Edward.

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Exotic gown with a plethora of allure. GFC.

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Entrance making suit. GFC.

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Attractive statement coat skillfully mixes tie-dye and solid fabrics. GFC.

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Utilitarian pockets, outerwear textiles and trendy design elements become fashionable gorpcore, (good ‘ol raisins and peanuts, camping chic.) GFC.

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Glamorous gown featuring lovely ethnic fabrics. GFC.

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Luxurious hombre striped overcoat with ingenious belting detail. This garment could definitely go on anyone’s wish list. GFC.

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Slinky silk column gown in butter yellow. GFC.

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Gauzy chiffon, a figure hugging ruched bodice and draping train cast an elegant spell. GFC.

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Digitized splashes of color, prominent collar and lace-up front create a desirable, modern suit. GFC. Because you need to see the back of this incredible suit, I’ve captured a screen shot from the runway video for you…

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This is a must-watch Youtube video: Watch the Spring/Summer 2024 GFC runway show here.

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Polished, inspired tailoring by 08sircus brand.

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Sublime details create luxurious garments in the hands of masterful designer Kiminori Morishtia. 08sircus.

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Corset sheath gown by 08sircus.

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Magnificent trench by 08sircus.

Watch the elegant 08sircus Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.

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Feminine, flowing and fascinating. Bench is a label created by four talented designers; De Lustico, Joey Samson, Chito Vijandre and Ricky Toledo.

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Mystical gown that tells a story of romance by Bench.

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Menswear that speaks of sophistication and drama. Bench.

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This collection was based on history, mythology and exquisite craftsmanship. Bench.

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We end our celebration of Tokyo Fashion Week with the wedding gown. This confection by Bench.

Watch the dazzling Bench Spring/Summer 2024 runway show here.


Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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