Words to describe the a/w, 2013 – 2014
ready to wear collection of Japanese designer
(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)