Japan is cool definitely; just think of the manga, anime or the creasy street style. But the Japanese government has launched a campaign to promote Japanese culture and its importance in the world. And Tokyo fashion week plays a very important role in this campaign, since is consider the fifth most important fashion week, right after the big 4.
Just as Tokyo is synonymous with manga, sushi and cute robotic playmates, so has fashion been a reigning symbol of the city’s creative prowess. The collections were fun, colorful and very original. The original since of Tokyo is present in every collection, but a bit of minimalism seems to have infected little Japanese designers, especially the menswear.
As seen in the other fashion capitals the patterns dominated the runway. Abstract, geometric or floral leave it to Tokyo to do make them really special.
Han Ahn Soon
NOZOMI ISHIGURO Haute Couture
IN-PROCESS BY HALL OHARA