spring collections, tokyo: kamishima chinami

by Jeremy Danté

held in midtown tokyo, the runway presentation for the spring collection by kamishima chinami was one of modern style & progressive execution. while not intending, by any means, to cite design duplication- but the collection was very in the lane of mugler & lanvin. the clean, simplified lines were very mugler while the heavy ornamentation of the collection’s accessories reminded me of lanvin. with a palette based heavily in orange, a huge trend for the spring, i loved the use of soft white neutrals in addition to some of the butterscotch toned color blocked designs on some of the collections coats. overall, this collection was surprisingly streamlined & commercially understandable, a rift from some of the more exerimental collections that have come out of japan. i was very inspired by this collection, given my own personal preference of style & love that in the first three collections i’ve reviewed already a wide ranged set of designs have been presented. clear vision, beautiful execution.

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