Atsushi Nakashima produced a sporty-cool collection of loose-fitting clothes in jewel tones and kaleidoscopic prints inspired by “broken diamonds” and the work of abstract artist Baptiste Debombourg.
Digital prints — realized first in black-and-white and later in deep hues of magenta, blue and green — gave punch to men’s and women’s looks. They were featured on cropped tops, satin dresses, cuffed trousers, shorts and blazers in fabrics like silk and cotton. Nakashima said he used this contrast of natural materials and high-tech prints in order to accentuate the patterns, which represent “the beauty of reconstruction after deconstruction.”
While some items — such as the dark-gray sweatshirts and brightly colored knits — lacked interest on their own, overall, it was a solid collection. The accessories also stood out: Clear, chunky necklaces and bangles resembled giant shattered diamonds that were pieced together around the neck or wrist.