Hanako Maeda explored some classic manufacturing techniques of her native country, Japan, to create a fall collection for Adeam that felt modern and effortlessly chic. In particular, she was inspired by traditional Boro patchwork for a range of pieces featuring mix-and-match fabrics. These included a pretty asymmetric dress combining prints and jacquards, as well as a flared style revealing a feminine plissé silk insert on the side.
The graphic embroideries Maeda used to embellish both a denim cropped top with matching pants, and a felt coat with patches, echoed Japan’s Kumihimo, an antique form of braid-making. She also showed elegant yet unconventional evening options, such as a suit with a sculpted, off-the-shoulder jacket incorporating a bustier, which was paired with fluid pants.