Dazzling show venues are not really part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo landscape — the official site occupies the upper floors of a retail-office complex and a typical remote presentation space is a small art gallery. But Koji Udo of Factotum takes the prize for picking one of the most dramatic show locales, by Tokyo standards, in recent memory. He whisked his guests up to the 50th floor of a fashion college so they could see his spring lineup and simultaneously take in the view of Tokyo at night.


A hipster heading for vacation could find ample wardrobe material in Udo’s collection, which centered on a dark palette of olive green, gray and navy blue. Top looks included Bermuda shorts in embroidered florals and several numbers in seersucker, including a button-down jacket and a pair of loose-fitting trousers. Other standouts: jackets and shirts featuring a marbled effect reminiscent of tie-dye.