The sun was setting over the beach in Ryu Hayama’s spring collection and its color palette that ranged from yellow and red to navy and black.
Taking a turn away from last season’s rough-guy aesthetic, Hayama offered up a softer, more-feminine feeling, favoring slouchy silhouettes including
baggy culottes, boxy blazers and oversize bombers.
The ring of the sun was used as a detail in scarves and embroideries on the back of souvenir jackets. The lineup took an androgynous turn with silk chiffon see-through robes or T-shirts layered under jackets.
This blend of luxe loungewear and gender-bending elements was on trend but steered clear of costumey elements, indicating he has found the balance between what is directional and what is salable.