Toshikazu Iwaya sent out a riot of fringe, lamé, loud colors and exaggerated silhouettes in a high-energy show. Citing the influence of Bauhaus and the work of Jean-Paul Goude, the designer said he wanted to show a contrast between extreme innocence and “evilness from the innocence.”
This theme came across most clearly in a humorous if dizzying graffiti print featuring the face of a creature that would fit right into any horror film. It appeared on dresses, bloomers and peplum tops for her and long coats and fringed suits for him. These pieces worked well and showed the sense of humor that Iwaya brings to his work. Other prints included brightly colored fish on a black background, red lips on white, and leopard in red and yellow. The words “master” and “queen” also made several appearances splashed across preppy V-neck sweaters, T-shirts, bubble-sleeve minidresses and tulle-sleeve sweatshirts. Iwaya said he picked these words for no particular reason other than that they fit his current mood.