Mitsuru Okazaki looked to circus clowns for inspiration for his latest offering. He incorporated bright colors, bold graphics and exaggerated silhouettes into his mostly unisex collection.
Main message: Okazaki opened the show with a denim blazer accented by brightly colored, striped sleeves, which he paired with balloon pants in shocking pink. Other looks were more toned down, like a buttonless black jacket and matching trousers embroidered in rows of stars, and button-up shirts and polos with small clown faces embroidered on the chest or collar. Bomber jackets, pants and a short-sleeved top were constructed from a diamond-shaped harlequin patchwork of contrasting fabrics.
The result: While the theme was followed quite literally, as separates the pieces were often fun, versatile and fashion-forward. Okazaki also deserves credit for the cohesiveness of the well-edited collection.