For his first Paris show, Tokyo-based Christian Dada designer Masanori Morikawa — known for his Dada-rooted fashion philosophy with fans including Lady Gaga and Kiss — paraded a tough collection. Done predominantly in his signature black, there were leather biker jackets, trousers and boots, often festooned with rows of zippers or laced-up eyelets.
Juxtaposed with these were finer details, like fragile embroideries, Nishijin jacquard (a traditional Japanese fabric) and 3-D jacquard. One series of looks incorporated a pink-floral pattern, while corsets, among other silhouettes, borrowed heavily from women’s wear. The flower theme reappeared at the show’s end, when faux petals drifted down on the live pianist at the show.