The elegant Salle Soufflot at the Carrousel du Louvre was a perfect setting to unveil the exquisite second fashion show in Paris of Hiroko Koshino.

Dresses are the emphasis of the Spring/Summer 2010 collection, but also large volume sarouels coupled with fitted jackets and waistcoats.

Inspired by Hiroko Koshino’s vision of the butterfly, the audacious palette of colors marrying black and white to very bright primary and secondary colors could have been risky, but Hiroko’s talent lays in mastering them so they just are expert touches of light.

Garments demonstrated skillful origami techniques, especially at the shoulders and the bust. A lot of attention was also given to the materials: light wools, taffetas and chiffon as a special Japanese paper woven and treated to be suitable for clothing.

The collection demonstrated an astonishing attention to details, an amazing eye for color and stunning craftsmanship. Beautiful and wearable.


Photos by Caroline Rossignol.