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COZY CUT AND PASTE

Paris: In his first runway show after three years of showing his collection via presentations or private appointments, Jun Takahashi announced his return to the big stage with a literal collage of some of his greatest hits – quite a feat as his brainy, eccentric style is hard to pin down. Casual, grunge-y layers (boyfriend jeans, oversized sweaters) had a Japanese street style feel; surprise details (contrast insets or patches, construction gadgetry) referenced the deconstruction in, especially, his early work; and whimsical touches (a recurring cat motif, ostrich feather panniers) showed his cheeky sense of humor. It was far from a rehash of his past work, however, as the skillful balance between show and sensibility in the collection exhibited a new maturity for the constantly evolving designer.

Color: Camel / Butter /  Lavender / Punchy periwinkle / Pumpkin / Chocolate / Poppy red / Powder blue / Khaki / Pale peach

Key Items: Tube top / Teddy bear button-up / Breton sweater / Cropped boyfriend jeans / Pegged sweatpant / Moto miniskirt / Cardi-blazer / Satin baseball jacket / Swing coat / Rug coat / Pieced parka

Print + Pattern: Shattered glass / Cats / Baroque tiles

Materials: Tweed / Appliquéd suede eyelet / Velveteen / Linen canvas / Felt / Laundered leather / Tulle / French terry

Details + Trim: Feather-shaped gold plates / Sherpa / Zipper closures / Leather patch pockets / Grommets / Ostrich feathers / Curly-haired fur

Accessories + Footwear: Ribbed tights / Seamed booties / Lady loafer / Cat clutch

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