The “stillness and motion” of vanitas paintings — symbolic still-lifes of ornate textiles, flowers, artifacts and skulls — inspired Toshikazu Iwaya to employ a range of opulent textures in his fall Dresscamp collection. Iwaya used velour, lace, fringe, gilded embroidery and shiny metallic fabrics, expertly mixing old and new. He paired damask patterns with stripes on a fitted skirt suit, styled a gaudy scarf-print shirt with slim metallic jeans and embellished quilted jackets and fringe-trimmed sweatshirts with gold crests or dragons.
Looks for both sexes were accessorized with wide-brimmed hats, fur-covered mary janes, and sunglasses that were so oversize they could almost be mistaken for tinted snorkeling masks. Cropped women’s puffer jackets looked fresh and fun with sleeves and a peplum done in tiered tulle. One standout for men was a double-breasted coat in a mix of velour jacquard and checked wool, with quilted-nylon sleeves.