The abstract works of Hamburg, Germany-based artist Jadranko Rebec guided designers Yurika Ohara and Steven Hall this season. The duo cited a theme of “abstract suggestiveness — pulling from subdued color palettes, intricate compositions and layered textures from Rebec’s archive to create a collection that is equal parts playful and modern,” they said.
Models circled a white geodesic dome in easy yet elegant dresses, coats and separates. Calf- and ankle-length skirts contrasted crinkled but shiny satin with soft, richly textured wools and alpacas, and also showed up in relaxed-fit, cuffed trousers. Subtle geometric prints in deep jewel tones and large botanical patterns were splashed across straight-cut shift dresses and double-breasted coats, and thick navy jacquard found its way into ankle-length culottes and a matching jacket.
With its full cuts and understated colors overall, the collection seemed likely to appeal to a more mature customer than some of the other Tokyo labels presenting this week. But hand-knit sweaters in mixed textures and rhinestone encrusted slip-on sneakers added a shot of youthful appeal.