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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Paris Fashion Week SS13: The Japanese

Comme des Garçons haunted the runway with ghostly figures in white and black. The ghosts seemed to echo collections past. This brought to mind Dickens' ghosts of Christmas and made me anxious to see what elements of these ghosts are their artistic hammer crowns are hinting at the future of  Comme des Garçons.

Issey Miyake offered up a colorful, zig zagging optical treat. The clothes become more interesting to stare when you realize they are a bit of a "magic eye" puzzle filled with subtle fabric effects like a "double sided transfer" where you see print that shows through from the back side of the fabric. This is a collection I very much want to see in person.

Junya Watanabe went back to the future. His retro-futuristic collection might what the makes fo the Jetson's thought the edgy and fashion elite might wear when cars started flying and we all got robot maids.

Tsumori Chisato took on southwestern themes as if the southwest had gone to candy land--or maybe Who-ville. But I mean that in the best way possible.

Yohji Yamamoto's tattered minimalism didn't impress me. The asymmetry and androgyny were still there, but I was far more interested in the accessories than tattered versions of the same old stuff.
Image Source: Style.com

2 comments:

Nora Bradshaw said...

I didn't like the Comme de Garcons show. It looked like randomly wadded wrapping paper.

But I loved everything else, except possibly Yamamoto.

T Chuk said...

love your runway summaries!!