Tsumori Chisato

Tsumori Chisato Cruise/Resort 2013


Paris: Tsumori Chisato’s designs are always cheerful, but this season, they seemed downright ecstatic. Smiley faces appeared on a citron coat, daisies were printed on a pair of slim pants, and a series of childlike watercolor flowers emblazoned tops and dresses. The designer recently vacationed in Sedona, Arizona, and the sunshine must’ve put her in an extra-optimistic mood. The big desert sky and Sedona’s famous red rocks were used as a background for the collection images. Balancing out the cutesier items in the offering were upbeat basics, including a striped cotton top with petal sleeves, a billowy midi skirt and a simple sweater tank made from mélange bouclé yarns. A series of red, white and navy separates hinted at a sailing inspiration. Although Chisato’s playful designs aren’t for everyone, you can’t help but smile at her ebullient looks. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Boxy / Rounded / Top-heavy / Midi

Color: Citron / Cerulean / Peach / Teal / Hot pink / Navy / White / Red / Sky blue / Grass green / Black

Key Items: Boxy tops / Shift dresses / Smiley face coat / Printed dresses

Materials: Printed silks / Chiffon / Taffeta / Bouclé yarns / Fine-gauge yarns / Cotton shirtings / Jacquard

Print + Pattern: Childlike watercolor flowers / Daisies / Large-scale smiley faces / Mixed florals / Stripes / Dots

Details + Trim: Piecing / Contrast trim / Sequins / Contrast sleeves

Accessories + Footwear: Wide belts / Silver foil Wallabees / Platform lace-up Mary Janes / Printed platform Mary Janes / Color blocked platform mules / Neon strappy heels / Flat loafers


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