This relatively new men’s wear label (it was established in 2013) was one of six selected as winners of the inaugural Tokyo Fashion Award, which aims to support brands that have the “potential to grow in the international market.” Designer Teppei Fujita, formerly of Yohji Yamamoto, sent out a collection of suitlike separates and knitwear. While there was a lot of repetition in the textiles and styles, there was also just enough creativity to keep things interesting.
A thick, pin-striped black wool fabric was used in easy, elastic-waist pants, jackets with asymmetric hems and a variety of coats. Fujita took the styles beyond basic with little details such as a single studded sweater sleeve or a skirtlike panel of fabric attached to the back of trousers. A series of shirts in contrasting patterns and colors — orange and white stripes with blue windowpane plaid, for example — added a pop of color to the largely black and gray collection. And asymmetric, cable-knit pullovers were given added dimension when layered under similarly knit zippered sweater corsets.