In 2011, Rie Yamagata launched a small knitwear capsule collection named Rhié and since then the label has grown into a full contemporary line. For spring, Yamagata took an artisanal approach, playing with raw edges and finishes but in a chic and refined way. Most noteworthy was a jacquard dress in a loose weave with frayed edges over a pair of slim trousers.

 

Yamagata custom designed all her prints, from a poppy motif jumpsuit to a pixel-weave blouse and skirt. She also played with fun polka-dot cutouts on sweet little dresses. Pointing to a suit, she noted, “this is my interpretation of denim.” It was a navy linen denim cropped jacket and trouser paired with a crochet bra top. Those details infused the collection with femininity — but with a cool edge.

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