“She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor,” sang a pop band called the Plasticzooms. The number-one Eighties hit provided the perfect anthem for Sretsis designer Pim Sukhahuta’s spirited show, staged at an art-gallery-cum-event-space. Revisiting the decade’s visual bravado, she crafted zany prints — zigzags, roller skates and mermaids — into flirty dresses, jumpsuits and skintight pants. Come spring at retail, they’ll enliven the brand’s new Tokyo flagship, opened last week.
Quirky accessories played a major role in the proceedings, a rarity for clothes-centric Tokyo runways. These pieces included light-up earrings, a piano-keyboard handbag and a mini backpack with chains. But the real stars were the shoes: high-heel platforms designed to look like roller skates. True, they caused two girls to take a tumble down the runway’s stairs, but they looked cool enough that others will likely risk a spill to wear them.