Text/ Wesley Sin; Photo/ Ayumi Hills, Brand PR
What is the best term to describe Tokyo Fashion Week? I think “edgy” will be my first choice.
The Fall/ Winter 17 collection is especially anticipated because several Avant-garde Japanese designers chose to debut their runway collection at the official Tokyo Fashion Week sponsored by Amazon Fashion. Growing Pain, by celebrity designer Mademoiselle Yulia, brought the late World War look back with the nurse figure she created while Doublet’s debut show re-created the 90’s rave party for the viewers. HARE showed the best combination of traditional Japanese kimono and urban style for the first time at Tokyo Fashion Week. Designer Tae Ishida and Tokuko Maeda integrated their life experience overseas and created their unique styles. Follow us to Tokyo and experience the edgy trends for the upcoming fall and winter.
TOKUKO 1er Vol
We still remember how designer Tokuko Maeda brought us to the French cottage at Tokuko 1er Vol’s spring 2017 runway. In her F/W 17 collection, she is going to share more of her living experiences in Europe with all. “Polska” is her theme for the entire design with a lot of pieces inspired by Polish traditional cultural dresses. Floral botanical prints, bow ribbon, tiered overlapping, lace embroidery and tribal folk ornaments combined the European tradition with sweet Japanese Lolita styles. With floral pattern projection and Polish folk music, Tokuko showed the audience her unique fashion taste yet again.
Daughter of famous Japanese designer Jun Ashida, Tae Ashida started her own clothing line back in 2012. Her education background in Switzerland and America makes her design closer to the western trend. In the F/W 17 collection, Tae redefined silhouettes in superb fabrics such as tweed, jacquard, dyed fur and leather. Some pieces with simple single colors such as black, gray and navy showed the elegant side of women while other items with geometric graphic patterns brought the whole collection some fun retro twists.
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About the Contributors:
Wesley Sin is a writer for travel and fashion guides from Taiwan. His personal publications include What’s New in Tokyo, Tokyo Fashion Guide, Travel in New York by Subway and more. He is currently working in New York as a PR professional all the while writing and contributing from the Big Apple. Follow him on Facebook @facebook.com/Sin.Wesley & Instagram @wesley_sin
Ayumi Hills is a model and blogger based in Japan. Her living experiences in Tokyo, Taipei and Sydney become her unique tastes of fashion and styles. Follow her on Facebook @facebook.com/Ayumihills & Instagram @ayumihills