The fifth day of any big fashion week is when the adrenaline kicks in and you feel like you’ve got all the power in the world and can go on forever (Because the last day is when you crash and need to carry an IV drip for electrolytes). Perhaps this is why the first show was scheduled the earliest and the last the latest this day… It’s *biologically* sound.
Today we had House of Holland, ADEAM, Yazbukey & Shu Uemura, SRETSIS, Johan Ku and Banal Chic Bizarre. Check it out;
10:00 House of Holland
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As part of Henry Holland’s prize for being a recipient of the DHL award, Tokyo saw a reprise of the AW collection from London. Lord knows HoH is quite popular in Tokyo, so while there wasn’t anything new design-wise here, I do hope it sees a nice uptick in his sales here. The clothes were fantastic and while it definitely fits in nicely with the overall ouvre of Tokyo Fashion Week, it’s still in a league of it’s own.
I’ve been seeing my girls all week but finally got to talk- their red look at Dada last night slayed! AMIAYA
このファッション天使二人をずっと今週見かけてるけど、今朝にいよいよ話できた。今日はさわやかなパステルだけど、昨日の赤いルックがクールだった Photo Wataru Fukuya
I’ve got this new habit… It’s called houndstooth. And the House of Holland AW collection is not helping alleviate it. Pictured with Mlle. Yulia なんか、この最近また癖になったのがある。それはハウンズトゥース。ハウスオブホランドの新コレクションのせいで益々酷くなりそ。マドモワゼルユリアと。 Photo Wataru Fukuya
15:30 Johan Ku Gold
Johan Ku showed a collection based on a French film “lovers on the bridge” from the 90s where a rich woman falls for a homeless man. Some pieces had the lines from the film knit in cashmere (above)
火を思わせる８つの生地を刺繍でつなげたクチュール的な素材。A material called “spark” made with 8 different fabrics embroidered together.
Adeam somewhat came out of nowhere to having the show with the most pomp and circumstance. They even got Ai Tominaga (above) to come back to the runway! God, she’s still the most commanding model of all and such a treat to see. There were models and actresses annd Korean pop idols (Ren, below left) making it the most talked about of the week.
19:30 Sretsis Inn Party
Since Pim and girls were in town anyway for their hugely succcessful show on Monday, they threw a party at their Tokyo shop to launch the spring/summer collection “Runaway Rum” inspired by 80s rollerderby. And if you were wondering…. unfortunately the rollerskate boots aren’t for sale…yet. There is a chance they will get some, so keep checking in.
20:30 Shu Uemura for Yazbukey
Yazbukey stopped in to Tokyo for her collaboration with Shu Uemura at Omotesando Hills. Yazbukey has been seminal in the rise of quirky kitsch in the Tokyo street scene, and I`m sure every Harajuku kid has at least one inspired-by piece in their accessory arsenal.
Pictured with Shu Uemura makeup artist Ludovic Engrand, Seiko “kitty” Mano, and Yazbukey
21:30 Banal Chic Bizarre
Inspired by “trash”, this was BCB’s first show after several years on hiatus. The models were like a post-apocalyptic gang busting into the warehouse looking for something inpartucular to loot, circling in and out. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the mohawk head gear…