Tokyo Fashion Week

By Yasmin Darwish

I have to admit, I was amazed with all the black that seemed to take over the runways of Japan. While their street style was bright and bold, black dominated the collection of most designers.

Koichi Chida kept things almost entirely monochromatic at Fur Fur. The show presented a series of simple black dresses, black capes, and black jackets that were devoid of its usual frills and ruffles.

Christian Dada showed a mostly black lineup of sharp shirts, pants and coats featuring impressive embroidery and lace detailing. Feathered platform shoes added to the drama of the collection.
Fur Fur by Kiochi Chida_ Christian Dada_ Tokio Fashion Week
1 piu 1 uguale 3—a new private luxury line from AKM designer, Tomohiro Ozawa, made its debut at the Tokyo fashion week with a series of military inspired tough-guy looks.

1piu1uguale3 Tokio Fashion Week


GVGV also went for a tough and edgy feel but mixed in with a racy dominatrix vibe. Beautiful People’s collection looked as though it was inspired by a mix of Yves Saint Laurent and the popular show Mad Men. Set in a cigar bar, models sashayed around in flowy shift dresses and suits similar to YSL’s Le Smoking.
GVGV _Tokio Fashion Week
One of my personal favorites was Dresscamp. There was a good mixture of black and color. The collection was fun and a bit weird as well, but in a good and intriguing sort of way. It was definitely a show worth watching. Dresscamp was right on trend with the ruffles that we’ve been seeing on the runways of Paris and Milan.

Dresscamp Tokio Fashion Week
As the Tokyo Fashion Week came to an end, we also said “sayonara” to Mastermind Japan. The brand presented its last collection of women’s wear and menswear during Tokyo’s fashion week.
Mastermind Tokio Fashion Week