Women’s brands return to Tokyo Fashion Week, with handmade detailing and rich textures the biggest trends
This season, it chose labels including Fashion Prize of Tokyo winner Mame Kurogouchi, newcomer TTT_MSW, and LVMH Prize finalist Ambush. It also worked with popular streetwear brand Neighborhood on a music event, which included a live performance from German band Atari Teenage Riot.
After several seasons of menswear brands dominating the catwalks, women’s brands made a comeback in Tokyo, with newcomer THE Dallas and rising stars Akiko Aoki and Yohei Ohno some of the most talked-about collections. Trends this autumn included handmade detailing, rich textures, unconventional styling, and oversized, often sculptural silhouettes.
Here are some of the highlights of the season.
One of the hottest tickets was also one of the earliest shows of the week, held on Monday evening at Amazon Fashion’s newly completed imaging studio, the largest in the world. Maiko Kurogouchi is the designer behind Mame Kurogouchi, or simply Mame, as it is known by its legions of fans in Japan. She showed an abbreviated autumn collection at a presentation in Paris, but her Tokyo show was much more complete, with nearly twice the number of looks.