Toyko Fashion Week 2019 kicked off this Monday, much to the delight of those who enjoy the wacky, weird and boundary-breaking styles of the modern garment industry. With a reputation for creating bold and extravagant runways, the Summer / Spring show was all about outré, outstanding fashion that will no doubt prove to be valuable additions to your wardrobe this summer.
Local Tokyo designer Mari Odaka unleashed her ninth collection, which consisted of crocheted knitwear summer dresses and cool cow-boyish two pieces. The contrasting beiges and reds pair strongly with each other ensuring bold statement pieces, but while the patterns themselves are unique, they are subtle enough to be worn during the day as well. Malamute‘s sophisticated collection is appropriate to wear wherever and whenever.
If anyone could make ragamuffin chic, it’s designer Kotoha Yokozawa. Her eponymous brand, kotohayokozawa, aims to explore the relationship between touch and texture, translates to uneven patterns, unique stitchings and nostalgic children’s pop-art in her clothing line. Using mostly soft colours, the collection captures a rare-yet-successful mixture of calmness and chaos.
Designers Sho Iwata and Hiroshi Takizawa of tiit tokyo have created a rather darling collection for SS19. With a clear focus on such natural hues as blue and green, the pieces feature beautiful effects from sheer lace to feminine-plaids (who would have thought that was possible?) and of course, everyone’s favourite come-back, the belt-bag.
Taiwanese designer Shueh Jen-Fang of Jenny Fax is the winner of our favourite SS19 collection to come out of Tokyo Fashion Week. In fact, we’ve been counting down the days until Spring so we could finally let it escape from our closets. A series clearly inspired by the retro-style of ’80s, the range is absolutely electric with its outrageous proportions, neon colours and fresh take at how a belly-button should stand out.