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Oct 23, 2013
As mentioned before Tokyo is a great place for inspiration so we decided to run two posts covering our runway highlights from last week’s fashion week. Here is the continuation of our coverage.
Now in his 3rd collection since returning as head designer at DressCamp for S/S 13, Bunker graduate Toshikazu Iwaya brings back his signature use of color, print and unexpected silhouettes that launched the label onto the scene back in 2002. For S/S 14, Iwaya looked to denim as a base for the collection, re-proportioning items with exaggerated fits, elongated lengths and bold prints for a typical Tokyo street wear edge. This included a trucker jacket and a longline shirt dresses that were given a contemporary update with wide kimono sleeves. Texture and print came through thick and fast with lace overlays, fringed accents and gold foil leopard prints.
Facetasm has been continuously presented strong selections of streetwear driven collections since it arrived on the scene in 2007. Spring/Summer 2014 proved no different with the Tokyo based brand adding its contemporary touch to workwear, restyling aprons, trucker jackets and classic five-pocket styles. The designers looks to glossy indigos for a polished finish on more tailored items like oversized double breasted balzers, while matte black grounds were highlighted with contrast white stitching to bring an urban edge to the classic workwear aesthetic.
Designer Hiroshi Tanida created a tropical backdrop for his S/S 14 collection entitled “Votanica.” Denim reflected a balmy high-summer attitude tapping botanical imagery to inspire washed-out palm prints and repeat jacquards. Silhouettes drew inspiration from hotter climes: we particularly loved the longline and fluid shirts, reminiscent of traditional Indian men’s dress. Tonal textures updated lightweight powder-blue indigos, giving both jeans and jackets a contemporary aesthetic.
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