Name is a men’s brand, but designer Noriyuki Shimizu emphasized the unisex quality of his designs for fall by sending women down his runway as well.
“It’s a collection that presents a new, previously non-existing mood through unique combinations of different pieces and a layering of contrary ideas and expressions,” Shimizu said.
This “layering” of ideas came across in subtle, tailored-meets-street offerings that included wide-leg tweed pants, high-waisted pleated wool trousers, plaid flannel shirts and loose-fitting pullovers. Like many of the silhouettes, the palette was classic, with black, camel and gray forming the bulk of the hues, enlivened by pops of red in a bomber jacket here or a pair of drawstring pants there.
Layering was also realized in a literal way. One black-and-white plaid shirt was worn over a contrasting one like positive and negative photo images. A bright red-orange jacket was thrown over a charcoal double-breasted overcoat, while a gray patchwork coat topped a caramel leather motorcycle jacket.
While perhaps not as adventurous as some of his peers, Shimizu proved his skills with an unfussy, well-cut collection of classics, made up-to-date by roomy shapes.