With her spirited spring effort, Tsumori Chisato painted a naïve picture of the multicolored world beneath the sea. Literally. Hand drawings of divers exploring the ocean were the main print motif here, along with everything that thrives there: shells, corals, mollusks, octopus, jelly fish and a sea of bubbles, all of which appeared on the often translucent surfaces of her fabrics.
Chisato worked them as embroideries or 3-D appliqués and even as crocheted tiny creatures. Silhouettes were equally organic, especially the virginal white gowns, cut and sculpted to reflect the uneven movements of seaweed colonies rocked back and forth by the current. It was a fantasy collection — difficult to imagine on the streets during rush hour — but lovely nonetheless.