Junko Shimada
By Anna Glassman

SOFT FOCUS Paris: Junko Shimada’s Fall collection achieved a pleasant relaxed softness, a feminine ease established with blurred patterns, felt textures and loose fits. …

Mar 07, 2012
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SOFT FOCUS
Paris: Junko Shimada’s Fall collection achieved a pleasant relaxed softness, a feminine ease established with blurred patterns, felt textures and loose fits. Voluminous trousers, pleated floor-length skirts and coat dresses were the most notable items on the runway, and each came in a variety of tonal paisley, floral, plaid and leopard. This mix of patterns made the collection feel a bit unfocused, but each ensemble used the motifs effectively and seemed especially bold styled as a head-to-toe look. Fuzzy knit matched sets became grown-up pajamas with contrast piping and oversized blanket coats were a similarly cozy outerwear option. Shimada’s loose silhouette continued to several dressier items as well, closing with deconstructed suiting in fluid washed silk.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Relaxed / Long / Draped / Voluminous

Color: Tan / Tangerine / Cornflower blue / Black / White / Pastel pink / Camel / Navy / Forest green / Turquoise / Olive / Grey / Chocolate / Fuchsia

Key Items: Wrap skirts / Halter dresses / Loose trousers / Voluminous skirts / Knit crewnecks / Cropped motorcycle jackets / Fur overcoats / Coat dresses / Matched sets / Blanket coats

Materials: Cotton / Silk / Twill / Cashmere / Leather / Fur / Velvet / Felt / Washed silk

Print + Pattern: Florals / Animal prints / Paisley / Plaid

Details + Trim: Halter necks / Fur trim / Pleating / Pattern trim / Contrast piping / Patch pockets / Asymmetry / Ruffles / Self-belts

Accessories + Footwear: Fur-trimmed ankle boots / Slim leather belts / Pumps / Oversized pom-pom hats / Oversized pearl necklaces / Miniature chain-strap bags

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