In a bid to create “universal fashion,” Takafumi Tsuruta said he aimed to design a Ha Ha collection that everyone could wear. To that end, he delivered men’s, women’s and children’s looks and even a wedding dress designed for a woman confined to a wheelchair. “I did a lot of research, and there are very few stylish wedding dresses for wheelchairs,” he said. “The back is made of jersey without any adornments so that you can sit in it comfortably but the front is very pretty.”
Tsuruta also used a print that at first glance looked like placed polka dots but was actually a visual representation of braille dots. Oversize plaids and houndstooth checks contrasted with solid shades of red, blue, yellow and green on Mod shift dresses, schoolgirl skirts and long prairie dresses. There was also a great selection of coats from a voluminous orange hooded number to a chic style color-blocked in camel and black with a large bow at the chest.