Tokyo Fashion Week SS 2010 Highlights

Tokyo Fashion Week occurred while I was there, although I didn’t get closer than visiting some of the designers’ stores 🙂

I dropped into Fur Fur in La Foret Harajuku and wasn’t inspired, but I loved this outfit from the 2010 collection (since I adore ruffles, frills, big hair and mini hats).

Motonari Ono, following on from his winter collection, continued to exhibit great jackets with angled hem or contrast lapels, although this season the shoulders were stronger (thank you, Balmain). Interestingly, the jackets were juxtaposed with lingerie elements.

My favourite looks were the ensembles with culottes or skirt and corset with suspenders – Ono seems to be channelling the inner vamp here, and honing in on the French boudoir trend.

Yukiko Hanai’s collection dripped glorious colour – vibrant turquoise (squee!), orange and reds dominated.

Aguri Sagamori paired metallic gunmetal with silky black pants and sleek hair for glam urban looks.

And speaking of metallics – POW!! Love the G.V.G.V structured jacket paired with the floaty gauzy skirt.

I LOVED G.V.G.V’s collection back in March – all goth and rock-chick. This time I’m drawn to the graphic black/white prints in strong diagonals with studded detail; very confident and almost futuristic.

The colour green and embellishment were 2 trends at Yuma Koshino.

I drool over Suzuki Takayuki’s work – the black/white contrasts, the voluminous frills, the Victorian-yet-modern insoucience; it is extravagant yet wearable.

There were fantastic looks for men at Odradek – well, goth, punk, glam and gay boys would wear some of them.

So those were my faves from Monday to Wednesday; Thursday to Saturday to come soon…
All pics courtesy of the Tokyo Fashion Week website


  1. Oh I share your love of GVGV's graphics and that steely ensemble is magic. I get a bit overwhelmed in Tokyo but hope to get to Fashion Week there in 2010. As in all 'arts', the Japanese are so fastidious about every aspect of design and execution. Thanks for posting the Onos. I also adore Ono's juxtaposition of bedroom and boardroom, but just as much love the model's hair colour… printing that out for my hairdresser… nice statement for summer 🙂

  2. Love the stay-up stockings, not sure if they'll love my thighs in return!

  3. I think I just became obsessed with Monotari Ono :-p

  4. I think we all love the Ono!


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