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Tokyo Colleciton 2013 Spring Summer

【3rd Day of Fashion Week】ANREALAGE’s Magic of Clothing and Color

Day 2 at the Tokyo Fashion Week started with the show of “CHRISTIAN DADA” which has been the first time in two season for Masanori Morikawa, the Rookie and the winner of 4th “DHL designer’s award.”  

Each collections were well-reflected by their designers’ creativity.  Such as “DRESSEDUNDRESSED” and “alice auaa” projected mysterious story to the contemporary world, and “mintdesigns” dropped the moment of coincidence and the inevitability into form.  

13AW “CHRISTIAN DADA” presented the collection under the theme of “FENGHUANG (mythology and modern world)” imagining delicate but dynamic figure of phoenix.  While “alice auaa” brought Aragne who changed into spider in the “Metamorphoses” to present life by expressing with yarns diversely.

The theme of “mintdesigns” is called “DUZZLING PUZZLING” comes from two opposite images; scattering puzzle and the dazzling moment of when the puzzle has been put together.  This idea is well-reflected on details, such as the Tweed with various yarns, or the light impression with volumed length, and the style which looks like the outer and inner has been up side down.  Hokuto Katsui and Nao Yagi, co-designer of “mintdesigns” expressed their awkward but well-balanced collection as the thing what is occurring inside of the head of “mintdesigns”.

motonari ono” presented the set-up suites and the dresses which are classically formed by Gobelin tapestry in the stage of the canopy decoration imaged from the Portbello Market in London.  The designer, Makoto Onohara has been produced many female artists’ costumes, but also designed the uniform for the information center at Shibuya Hikarie where most of the shows from Tokyo Fashion Week take place.  The uniform will be worn until this October.

“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2013-14 A/W” got its underway on March 17, 2013 and “mastermind JAPAN” had the honor of opening the event. On this very first day, Conny Groenewegen from the Netherlands and ARIUNAA SURI from Mongolia had their first show in Tokyo, and each of them presented their new collection for F/W 2013-14. It has been 15 years since mastermind JAPAN had established. The designer, Masaaki Honda is planning to have a recess from this coming summer, and this was the last independent show before the break. The collection mainly presented 2013 S/S Men’s collection, as well as collaborated item with LOEWE, STUSSY, TASAKI, visvim and so on. Also the designer, Masaaki Honda and Rei Kawakubo created the imaginary brand, MASTERMIND BLACK COMME des GARCONS, and the collaborated items are about to arrive in stores. The venue was filled with invited fans from all over the country, and as for finale, the credits roll was projected on the huge screen. After the show, the designer Masaaki Honda said “It’s as if I’m in a huge dream. I want to live up to expectations and do my best to realize them in my own hand “.

Conny Groenewegen, which has its base in Amsterdam was welcomed to Tokyo as a “Mercedes Benz presents designer”. It’s collection focused on knit technology, and presented one-tone look with sculpturesque formed dresses and different materials from organic as well as stereoscopic approach.

The designer, Conny Groenewegen said “Having show in Tokyo means the first step towards the future”.  ARIUNAA SURI set their theme as “the presence of in-between the East and the West”, and the show reflected Mongolian designer’s roots. On the 9th floor of the main show place, “Shibuya Hikarie”, the collaboration car called “smart for jeremy” by Mercedes-Benz was first publicly introduced in Japan. On 17th, the designer, Jeremy Scott visited the venue.The car is planned to be exhibited until March 23rd, the last day of the fashion week.

"alice auaa" presented their 2013 S/S collection. That was the second time that they presented at "Marcedes-Banz Fashion Week TOKYO. The designer was Yasutaka Funakoshi. The theme was "alice in wonderland in me".

Check out the full collection here : http://www.fashionsnap.com/collection/alice-auaa/2013ss/

"alice auaa" presented their 2013 S/S collection. That was the second time that they presented at "Marcedes-Banz Fashion Week TOKYO. The designer was Yasutaka Funakoshi. The theme was "alice in wonderland in me".

Check out the full collection here : http://www.fashionsnap.com/collection/alice-auaa/2013ss/