“The mix of different colors and the combination of contrasting textures are very typical of 5-Knot,” Taketo Nishino said after the first runway show for the brand he designs with Ena Kizawa.

For fall, the duo used everything from menswear-inspired wool fabrics to satin and faux fur. They said they drew inspiration in part from vintage clothing, and while there were old-fashioned motifs throughout, the overall mood was very modern: feminine but not girly, elegant but cool.

For fall, Nishino and Kizawa said they were inspired by a recent trip to Morocco, and specifically by the pomegranates they ate there, which informed their use of rich color and texture. A thick burgundy sweater with extra-long sleeves was paired with an ochre tulle skirt and raw-edged jeans, and a pomegranate-print velour dress was styled over Glen plaid trousers.

Silhouettes were loose and easy, but were often given shape with a self-tie or jacquard corset belt. Denim and corduroy jackets and pants kept the collection from veering too opulent.

The designers saved one of the most striking looks for last: a sweeping, striped navy tweed dress with attached cape and tufts of sky blue and white wool dotted throughout. Styled over a satin pussy bow blouse and wide-legged jeans, it looked just as comfortable as it did unconventional.

By  on March 20, 2017

“The mix of different colors and the combination of contrasting textures are very typical of 5-Knot,” Taketo Nishino said after the first runway show for the brand he designs with Ena Kizawa.For fall, the duo used everything from menswear-inspired wool fabrics to satin and faux fur. They said they drew inspiration in part from vintage clothing, and while there were old-fashioned motifs throughout, the overall mood was very modern: feminine but not girly, elegant but cool.For fall, Nishino and Kizawa said they were inspired by a recent trip to Morocco, and specifically by the pomegranates they ate there, which informed their use of rich color and texture. A thick burgundy sweater with extra-long sleeves was paired with an ochre tulle skirt and raw-edged jeans, and a pomegranate-print velour dress was styled over Glen plaid trousers.Silhouettes were loose and easy, but were often given shape with a self-tie or jacquard corset belt. Denim and corduroy jackets and pants kept the collection from veering too opulent.The designers saved one of the most striking looks for last: a sweeping, striped navy tweed dress with attached cape and tufts of sky blue and white wool dotted throughout. Styled over a satin pussy bow blouse and wide-legged jeans, it looked just as comfortable as it did unconventional.

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