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And Then Came Tokyo Fashion Week

Japanese designers are ready to extend the global trek.

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WWD Collections issue 04/14/2014

New York, London, Milan, Paris…and done.

Or maybe not.

A new focus is being placed on the Japanese runways, which open shortly after Paris closes. And while Tokyo Fashion Week has traditionally been known for its highly creative, avant-garde (read: out there) looks, many designers skewed increasingly commercial—and chic—for fall.

Tokyo delivered interesting outerwear, cool takes on men’s wear and asymmetric shapes; standouts included Mint Designs, Facetasm, Somarta and Lamarck. But fear not, there will always be the wild and wacky—Alice Auaa, DressCamp and Mikio Sakabe offered wonderful riffs on S&M, drum majorettes and jumbo ribbons, respectively. Get ready for more frequent-flier miles.

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