Day Two at Japan’s Fashion Week brings strong shoulders, more “ice cream cone” pants, HISUI seems to have a bone to pick with us, doll clothes, Cousin IT wigs, more ruffs and some ass kicking 80’s.
First up are the decidedly strong shoulders from designer Akira Naka. For women who have the weight of the world to balance, this collection calls to mind a certain eighties business suit jacket look.
Of all of Tuesday’s collections available for review, I would have to say that support surface was my favorite. We have fall 2008’s “it” pants back for an encore and a really lovely modern interpretation of the bold shoulder. I would feel much more comfortable wearing this sort of shape than a set of linebacker shoulder pads as seen in the above collection from AKIRA NAKA. One thing is for sure, invest in a great pair of oxford shoes!
Like mintdesigns yesterday, HISUI seems to have been inspired by skeletal features. Is it a commentary on the pressure to be thin? I’m not really sure, but the first dress in this collection also brings a fish like skeleton to mind.
Oh Né-net, what can I say? All I could think of was what would Michael Kors say if this came down the runway for him to judge? Look number two looks like a modern day Depression Era costume (hmm, intentional?) and just in case we didn’t get it, Raggedy Ann and Andy are holding effigies of themselves.
Aguri Sagimori had some very interesting uses of the ruffle, which seems to be a popular trend. I especially liked the white blouse below with the tuxedo-like tail. That sort of tail was very popular in the mid to late eighties.
Slightly similar to motonari ono yesterday, Kamishima Chinami has its own interpretation of the ruff and an intriguing take on the popular bold shoulder. It’s a really lovely collection.
Finally! There’s no need to wonder what you and your man will be wearing on your next date night. Take a little inspiration from the sexy punk collection by designer Ato Matsumoto.
Photo Source: Japan Fashion Week Organization
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