Hiromichi Ochiai’s Facetasm show was one of the most highly anticipated of the week. Ochiai delivered with his street-ready mix of what he called: “dress-up and dress-down.” He thus fused elements of the two, adorning the backs of men’s T-shirts and tanks with feathers, and adding a fluttering overlay of chiffon to one sleeve of otherwise sporty women’s blouson jackets.
Some standout looks riffed on high-polish fare. Reincarnations of tuxedo shirts included a men’s poncho version and one with a 3-D panel for women. Pin-striped suiting fabric turned youthful on a tulle-trimmed pencil skirt and a men’s jacket with crisscrossing satin panels over the lapels.