An accomplished classical ballerina, Chika Kisada creates clothes with an urban sensibility inspired by dance and music. For her first showing during Tokyo Fashion Week, she sent out street-ready looks that redefined elements of typical dance costumes: ruffles, pleated skirts, and lots and lots of tulle.

In the usual ballet colors of white, black and pink, Kisada crafted looks that exemplified a modern notion of femininity: baggy pants, shirts with puff sleeves, ruffles and peplums, and calf-length tulle skirts that were open in the front. A black blouson jacket with a tulle overlay, a long, open-knit sweater dress, and a series of voluminous, gathered tulle dresses represented some of the edgier pieces, while a shapeless floral print frock felt too matronly amongst the rest of the offering.

Kisada closed her show with a masked model in a giant, bubblegum-pink tutu and silky ruffled top. After making her way just halfway down the runway, she returned to the end, where she played a quick, upbeat song on the piano before the lights went down.

By  on March 27, 2017
Chika Kisada RTW Fall 2017

An accomplished classical ballerina, Chika Kisada creates clothes with an urban sensibility inspired by dance and music. For her first showing during Tokyo Fashion Week, she sent out street-ready looks that redefined elements of typical dance costumes: ruffles, pleated skirts, and lots and lots of tulle.In the usual ballet colors of white, black and pink, Kisada crafted looks that exemplified a modern notion of femininity: baggy pants, shirts with puff sleeves, ruffles and peplums, and calf-length tulle skirts that were open in the front. A black blouson jacket with a tulle overlay, a long, open-knit sweater dress, and a series of voluminous, gathered tulle dresses represented some of the edgier pieces, while a shapeless floral print frock felt too matronly amongst the rest of the offering.Kisada closed her show with a masked model in a giant, bubblegum-pink tutu and silky ruffled top. After making her way just halfway down the runway, she returned to the end, where she played a quick, upbeat song on the piano before the lights went down.

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