Pretty, feminine clothes can at times be in short supply at Tokyo Fashion Week, where collections are better known for their edginess and raw creativity than for their wearability. Thankfully Hiroyuki Horihata and Makiko Sekiguchi delivered a Matohu collection for spring that fell into the former camp — and proved variety is a good thing.



The duo doled out dainty dresses, coats and separates in punchy color combos and design motifs. One winning look paired Bermuda shorts in a print resembling Sixties-era wallpaper with a tight plaid cardigan. A knit dress in an acid-green geometric pattern looked like something out of a Wes Anderson movie. There were also several numbers in gingham, including the opening look: a long coat worn over a flowy top and shimmery slim pants. Girly girls will have no shortage of options here.