Junichi Abe always designs his women’s line parallel with his men’s — and had already paraded a few pre-fall looks in his men’s show in January. Here again were references to Native Americans, cowboys and trappers. Cue the Navajo-blanket motifs on silky blouses, knit sweaters and scarfs or zigzagging on tailored jackets and long coats discreetly embroidered with tiny pieces of malachite.
While a bit too much as a total look, you could spot some cool pieces. Long and full skirts matched masculine khaki cotton trenches, while padded floor-length skirts were paired with oversize coats with fur sleeves. The long, pleated skirts stood out the most, made of horizontal stripes of different fabric in muted shades of beige or a brighter version with neon-pink and acid-yellow accents.