Designer Kunihiko Morinaga has a penchant for playing with form and shape in his runway shows and he did again this season, using a vacuum technique on fabric to stretch it over various molds and create 3-D effects. Using this method, he created buttons and flaps on a trenchcoat, a backpack on one look and sunglasses on several dresses. Perhaps his most eye-catching use of the technology came when he affixed busts of the human body — dressed or otherwise — to the models giving them a reverse hunchback appearance. These antics were a little distracting from the more wearable pieces, which included a soft white skirt with a faint colorful pattern running through it and a delicate, tailored blazer also in white.

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