TOKYO — The four days of Japan Fashion Week drew a mixed response from buyers and observers on the originality and commercial viability of the clothes on offer.
As usual, designers delivered an eclectic mix of clothes during the shows, which ended on Friday. For women’s wear, key looks included ruffles, lace and an abundance of fake and real fur. Men’s wear, which is becoming an increasingly prominent part of the week and the Tokyo fashion scene in general, featured fresh, well-executed takes on sportswear. Buyers cited particular interest in labels like Miharayasuhiro, Phenomenon, Beautiful People and Fur Fur.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"