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whimiscal

playful

patterns

prints

colourful

vibrant

Words to describe the a/w, 2013 – 2014

ready to wear collection of Japanese designer

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Ritsuko Shirahama

(image from tokyo-mbfashionweek.com)

who in 1984 established her eponymous  womenswear label.

Born in 1956, Ms. Shirahama read English and American Literature

at Seikei University,  Japan.

She went on to study at Bandan Design Research Centre before

undertaking a career in fashion design –

a wonderfully eclectic academic background, which no doubt

influences and inspires her work.

Her latest collection showcases extravagant head wear,

which adds to the overall fanciful yet stylish presentation.

The hats are reminiscent of

the towering, oversize, red/white stripe creation worn by the

Dr. Seuss children’s book character Cat in the Hat.

(image from mobile-wallpapers.feedio.net)

View the Ritsuko Shirahama a/w, 2013 – 2014 runway show

presented during Tokyo Fashion Week

(runway images/video from tokyo-mbfashionweek.com)