Christian Dada designer Morikawa has been one of Tokyo’s precious ingenues since even before he was picked up by Lady Gaga to dress her for numerous media occasions (like MTV Awards Japan last year). Oh and she put in a quick request during her world tour last week and he whipped up in DAYS this incredible origami “tsuru” (crane) dress that is, simply put, incredible.
Lady Gaga in Christian Dada. Photo by via FAKE
I got to go visit his showroom when they were filming so they got me on camera giving some much deserved praise. I was even wearing my Dada SS 2012 dress.
It was interesting to hear about what he’s thinking for the future. While a lot of designers recently-especially young ones- have been quite content with staying in Japan rather than going over to Europe, Morikawa hinted that he doesn’t want to be standing still for long. “I think eventually I will want to change where I call home base.”
Speaking of home, the fall/winter collection is called “Lost~the place we go home to~”. Here are some details of some of the newest collection’s best pieces and then some.
Runway photos via MBFWT
A flower-type showpiece made out of cushions. Morikawa said he was given some advice, “If you want to [make a splash and] introduce more of Japan to the world, you’ve got to have pieces that are inexplicable or have an emotional side to them.” There is a lot that can be inferred emotionally about a giant black flower made of couch cushions. A safe place?
Spring Summer pieces:
(Side note: his site is HTML5??! It rocks!!)