The Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2012 Collections have just wrapped and here’s a look at some of the week’s most memorable shows.
Though the collection also included some prints (checkered, houndstooth, polka dots…), and some pops of color, most of Kunihiko Morinaga’s Anrealage collection consisted of wearable white dresses and separates done in a variety of understated shapes.
While Masanori Morikawa’s Christian Dada collection was eerie at times given that it incorporated a skull theme that often translated literally on the runway, it was a captivating collection that could easily be “toned down” to translate off of the runway.
Keith Muramatsu’s Spring Everlasting Sprout collection is a clear example of why Tokyo Fashion Week is so exciting. Even brands that turn out wearable collections, in the same vein as those shown in New York by the likes of Milly and Nanette Lepore, manage to make them not only visually interesting, but memorable. Case in point, the Everlasting Sprout lineup whose relaxed separates and dresses were livened with printed socks, pom pom collar details, and contrasting linings.
The Tamae Hirokawa-designed Somarta collection stuck with a mostly neutral palette this season for a slew of fitted, wholly wearable pieces that included prints, knits, and embroidery.
Pleated skirts, tiaras, and riffs on prom dresses made it clear that designer Shueh Jen-Fang looked back to her High School days for inspiration for this season's Jenny Fax collection.
Elaborate headpieces made their way to Japan by way of Sachiko Taguchi’s Fur Fur collection, where the beautiful head toppers complemented a frilly collection full of lace, layers of tulle, florettes, ruffles, and elaborate collar details.
Getting ready to sail away? Whether you’re looking to go glam or casual this season,
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