So many thoughts–this is what went down yesterday in Tokyo:
Keiichi Muramatsu for Everlasting Sprout echoes what we’ve been seeing on the runways for a while, splashing touches of neon onto its otherwise gray and beige canvases. I love upcoming season(s) affinity for muted hues accented with bright patches (particularly with bags—what up Marc Jacobs) and a preference for layering, another common sight on recent runways.
Tiny Dinosaur favored many-a-rusted and orange hue (love it), as well as black thigh-high boots similar to the likes of what we saw for YSL in Paris. I think it’s safe to say that burnt reds, oranges, and golden yellows will be everywhere come spring and fall. (Saito also highlighted a rusty red hue, mixing it up a bit with a traditional Asian-inspired cinched-waist silhouette).
Golden yellow (yes! yes! I can picture the blouses hanging in Banana Republic right now) and bright hues paired up with muted ones (gray, gray and grayer) popped up yet again with support surface, as did the high-waist of pleated harem pants à la Chloé. This support surface collection is certainly one of my favorites so far, but I’m always one to favor a good ol’ fashioned contrast (oh, and throwing in a coral trench can’t hurt). Again, echoing what we saw Paris and Milan, it looks like the hottest looks for spring and fall 2009 are indeed all about the juxtaposition of bright neon colors with calm grays, beiges, topes, and roses. I’m a fan. Support surface takes the magic of contrast even farther in pairing a cropped knit sweater with the high-waist of woven pants.
Garçon chinois is all about the black and–90s alert!–a midriff-bearing puffy jacket was also spotted; metallic tights reared their head again à la Balenciaga on araisara’s runway, and one more freaking time, people: monochromatic grays complement sharp coral chez HISUI.
One of my favorite looks from yesterday was during the G.V.G.V. show, (which in my opinion channeled Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière, surprise surprise—I love that man), revealing a sporty space-age-spandex look from waist to toe; however, unlike famed Nicolas, opted out of muted hues and instead favored an all-black statement, essentially rendering the look less space-age and more…bad-ass biker chick age?
The party continues today through Saturday: http://www.jfw.jp/en/report/collection.html
RSVP, you won’t be disappointed.