In his first stand-alone presentation, Kozaburo Akasaka showed a lineup centered around rawness and deconstruction — or “brutal sensibility” as Akasaka described it. His punk rocker sensibility favored high-waisted, cropped bell-bottom pants, deconstructed cropped jackets and amusing platform boots in bright red and black.

The deconstruction techniques worked best in exposed seams on blazer pockets and a silk shirt that was essentially falling apart.

Although the rock ‘n’ roll inspiration is a favorite among designers today, Kozaburo’s take felt fresh and modern.

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