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Mintdesigns, crafted by Hokuto Katsui and Nao Yagi, is known for its quirky prints and this collection brought on plenty of that, including motifs of animal skulls men’s shirting fabric and gingham worked into delicate and very wearable dresses, breezy pants and tailored tops. Wooden models of skeletons topped the models’ heads for an extra dose of eccentricity. Still, this show needed a good edit—an excessive dose of ponchos obscured what could be some interesting clothes underneath.

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