Jun 07, 2018 | By Samuel Trotman
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Oct 23, 2013
Tokyo is always a hot bed of inspiration especially when it comes to denim, and last week was their seasonal fashion week so we’ve been scouring our extensive image library for denim inspiration. Denim is always pretty strong in Japan so there was so much to choose from! We will be bringing you part two of our round up tomorrow.
JNBY presented a very contemporary and minimal collection for S/S 14. Tencel was used heavily for bottoms, creating loose yet fluid silhouettes. Matte, sprayed surfaces combined with concept-cut seam detailing to give this collection a premium, womenswear feel. High/low wash effects in muted winter darks added depth and texture, further confirming the premium look.
The Japanese label Matohu’s collection had a sharp aesthetic; tonal color blocking formed the backbone of this premium, androgenous collection, and the deep indigo shades were highlighted with vibrant electric blue pops creating multi-tonal sharpness. Conversational prints added a playful element to the put-together looks. Silhouettes were long, lean and smart completing this collection of clean, city-ready denim.
Ne-Net lived up to their preppy and playful reputation once again for S/S 14. Unwashed, raw denim and chambray was complimented with clean, white top stitching to create a neo-workwear feel. Styling denim with gingham shirts, knit cardigans and sweater vests added a geeky undertone to the preppy casual vibe. Indigo color-blocking was also a stand-out look in this collection, but nodded to more traditional Japanese, boro techniques.
Another sharp collection from S/S14 Tokyo runways, Yoshio Kubo’s menswear offering was sharp and denim-centric. Floral printed bomber jackets and minimal car-coats were statement pieces. Large scale stripes and contrast fabric inserts gave the traditional tailored jacket a contemporary update, whilst pant fits mimicked nautical styling with loose silhouettes and lightweight, glossy fabrics.
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