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Feature: Highlights from Tokyo Fashion Week (Part One) F/W 2013-14


L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Jotaro Saito & Motonari Ono

L-R: Yasutoshi Ezumi, Jotaro Saito & Motonari Ono

 

 

We are halfway through Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-Tokyo and their Autumn/Winter 2013-14 presentations — here are designers that we need to talk about right now.

 

By: Hina P. Ansari

 

 

Dressed Undressed

 

When you are nominated to be a finalist for the prestigious international Woolmark prize by none other than the chief Editor of Vogue Italia, you can be assured that you are on  the right fashionable track. Established in 2011, Dressed Undressed is helmed by design duo Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato who understands the value of a clear vision. With their super sleek lines and their modern edge approach to accessories and the usage of colour, Dressed Undressed gave a performance worthy of all the accolades they have collected and will continue to cascade upon them. This is an example of a Japanese fashion forward moment.

 

Dressed Undressed from Tokyo Fashion Week Japan

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Motonari Ono

 

After collecting design degrees from Mejiro Design Schoook, London College of Fashion Foundation and Royal Collage of Fine Art Antwerp,  designer Motonari Ono used his skills to be Bora Aksu’s chief pattern-maker. Having since gone out on his own with nis own line in 2006, he now has a pretty loyal following. His Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection plays with the floral palette with very feminine cut, oversized bows and even a hint vintage on the estate playfulness. You see whimsy in the sleeves, collars and even certain silhouettes that may or may not work together with certain colours. But that’s just half the fun.

 

Motonari Ono at Tokyo Fashion Week Japan

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Yasutoshi Ezumi

 

Having worked as an assistant in Alexander McQueen and as a knitwear designer in Aquascutum London in 2008, he launched his own olllection in 2010. And the fashion savants can clearly note hints of McQueen in his Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection. I personally love when hints of inspiration from their mentor, muse comes through a collection. And here I see in folds. Colour, cut, the drama and the romantic vibe that you see transpire from one look to the next gives this collection the amped up feeling of couture.

 

Yasutoshi Ezumi at Tokyo Fashion Week Japan

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Etw. Vonneguet

 

Now we approach the intersection of digital technology and fashion. Designer, Olga who heads up Etw. Vonneguet design house uses 34DCG  is a cloth simulated digital collection when creating her fabrics. You can see the wonderfully ombre-esque styles of various shades of pastels that are used for cardigans, layers, dresses and blouses. Then Olga gives her coats and pants such a fantastic silhouette with the multiple wrap-around layers,  continues to blur the lines from where it begins and the jacket ends, to the very cool structure of the bottoms. Staying true to the Japanese sense of design and aesthetic.

 

 

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Jotaro Saitu

At age 27, this Kyoto-born designer is recognized as the nation’s youngest Kimono designer. His Autumn/Winter 2013-14 collection takes the iconic cultural dress and gives it an infusion of modernity to fit today’s fashion forward Japanese clientele. With influences from nature and the use of accessories including low-slung belts, and oversized fringed scarves gives presents a redux version of the Kimono.

 

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