Since Kolor designer Junichi Abe is better known for his men’s wear, it makes sense that he drew from that collection, which he showed in January, for his women’s lineup. The ladies and guys shared the same inspiration — a reworked classic “bourgeois” motif — as well as some of the main fabrics.


As with his men’s, Abe worked with jumbo horizontal stripes in shades of camel-and-gray or navy-and-gray. They came on a mannish coat and a long-sleeve dress, both with leather details, demonstrating a casual classicism. There were also references to active wear, including a gray sweatshirt adorned with a big “10” patch in front, its sleeves in navy sweater knit and its back in satin with frills. Nylon parkas came printed with animal spots and fur photo prints.

Abe said his women’s collection was meant to offer “twisted classics” to help build her individual look. It worked like a charm.