This season, Hiromichi Nakano gave a nod to Sixties “It” girls, like Twiggy and Edie Sedgwick, with a collection of cocoon coats, shift dresses and miniskirts.
The show started with a series of mod coats — worn closed as if they were dresses — and frocks in color-blocked pastels; the hues juxtaposed both in conventional bands and checkerboards, and in polka dots and asymmetrical shapes. A parade of chiffon dresses in similar tones and patterns floated down the runway next. Nakano also sent out some sweet, girly looks with lots of lace. Mint green lace with white embroidery appeared in a short, pleated skirt and long-sleeved blouse, and a pink coat was trimmed with yellow lace sleeves and front panels.
After the pastels, the palette shifted to something slightly more bracing: black and white knits, sometimes with a shot of red, and Mondrian-esque geometric prints or oversize argyles.
While it was all polished and consistent, the collection felt repetitive. The same theme, and really the same few pieces repeated over and over in various colors, patterns and fabrics. It would have benefited from a strong edit.