Tokyo street style has been atop many a fashion radar over the past week as the country ushers in its latest Fashion Week showcasing the A/W 15 collections. It’s great to see so many bold fashion choices in one place. From larger than life textiles to over saturated colors and accessories, the Tokyo street style aficionado knows how to create a look. The countries designers wereÂ equally as personable as they presented there A/W 15 collections before crowds of eager editors and influencers in the eclectic bustling city.
Travel alongside us as we step beyond the street and inside some of Tokyo’s most well-known spaces toÂ discover The Best of Tokyo Fashion Week : AW15!
by Lakenya Kelly
Â DRESSED UNDRESSED
Emiko Sato and Takeshi Kitazawa presented an impeccably minimal collection full of sensationally linear cuts and modern prints and colors. The duo were inspired by the black and white images of photographer Lewis Baltz , known for his photographs of industrial buildings and haunting backdrops. The cool sand tones and white-splattered black prints were true standouts of this collection.
HANAE MORAI BY YU AMATSU
The Hanae Mori woman is the epitome of modern luxury. In the brand’s latest collection designer, Yu Amatsu presents a cool palette of chilled sky tones and subdued bursts of flora. Equally impressive is the Amatsu’s mastery of silhouette. Floor length outerwear in plush fabrics danced alongside waist high side splits and skirts that fell perfectly above the knee.
JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN
Designer Arashi Yanagawa offered a progressive, modern collection grounded in a rich yet neutral color palette. Stone grays, cobalt blues, and raw hide browns add a certain sense of ease as razor sharp cuts create impeccable silhouettes.
Japanese designers are known for their heavenly understanding of layering. Designer Shiinsuke Morishita offered us a class on the very act in her latest collection for Lamarck. Grounded in super sleek outerwear, Morishita led us through the high-s and lows with an assortment of separates. Above the knee skirst, above the ankle trousers, and fur wrapped footwear created proportions with just the right amount of skin.
Designers such as Alexander Wang, Theory, and Rag & Bone come to mind when viewing Ujoh’s latest collection. Mitsuru Nishizaki offered a well styled legion of super cool girls and even cooler cuts. No line stayed in one placed. Bits of fabric flashed here and there from beneath Â perfectly placed openings. It is no surprise that Nishizaki is able to create such style making pieces.Â The former patternmaker for Yohji Yamamoto is a sponge and the proof is sensational.
Sometimes staring with eye-wide open is not enough. It is when we really dial in and slant our view that we’re offered a different view. Yasutoshi Ezumi drove this point home quite literally as he presents a collection defined by A-Symmetric lines that curve and caress the body. Inspired by renowned Â 20th century architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe each look was a landscape complete with slopes, gradients, and a complimentary palette of flora and fauna.