Kunihiko Morinaga likes to explore a singular concept and this season his theme was size. Morinaga sent two looks down the runway at once, showing the contrast between big and small: wide black-and-white stripes versus narrow ones; a tiny, cropped white shirt versus an oversize version; wide-legged long trousers versus slim and cropped.
But the real drama came midway through the show, when three models in shapeless black dresses were raised above the runway on an elevated platform, at which point their garments seemed to magically gather and shrink into minidresses. (It’s still unclear just how Morinaga pulled it off.) This trick was then repeated on several more looks, turning a black jersey sack into a chicly draped and ruched dress and oversize nightshirtlike pieces into minidresses with asymmetric gathers.