Japanese designers have a reputation for skillful and original reinterpretation of all things Americana — and Sulvam’s Teppei Fujita seems very much a part of that club. This season, he took his guys and gals on a Westward journey, replete with fringe, cowboy boots, unfinished denim and workwear influences.


Fujita opened his spring show with a series of oversize, boxy denim blazers and baggy jeans for both sexes. His standout looks for women included a long denim skirt paired with a voluminous knit poncho and a black blazer thrown over a light white tunic and fringed ankle-length skirt.


For men, Fujita offered several interesting takes on denim: a cropped poncho worn with baggy, cuffed jeans as well as frayed denim jackets and jeans — dyed in dark pink and purple. The two-toned blazer from that series looked particularly cool.