This season, designer Koichi Chida opted for a live presentation over runway. Models stood on platforms, completely still except to make a quarter turn every so often. The offering included brown coats tied with oversize black ribbons over long ivory skirts and a series of blush pink flapperlike styles in tulle and chiffon, with plenty of layers, folds, drapes and gathers, as well as the occasional bead embellishment. White shirt dresses with tonal embroidery and pintucks were anything but basic, and chambray denim was fashioned into a shirt, a dress and coveralls, with lace trim adding delicate femininity.