Japanese designer Chitose Abe turned to more formal tailoring this season, while continuing to spawn new hybrid garments with trompe l’oeil layers and fabric mixes. Dressy coats in Prince of Wales check had backs made of the same motif in knitted fabric to add comfort, while Oxford shirts had their color printed instead of dyed for a crisp effect. Pleat-front pants in soft double-face wool or silk tie fabric were rolled up for a casual elegance.