autumn/winter 2016, avant garde fashion, fashion and history, Hiroko Koshino, on runway fashion, quirky accessories, runway presentation, statement accessories, Tokyo Fashion Week, women's fashion, womenswear- a/w 2016
For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-Tokyo, a / w 2016
Japanese designer, Hiroko Koshino
presented a stellar collection.
Having studied at the prestigious Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo
Ms. Koshino has been a fashion industry factor since the mid-1960s
when she opened her first high-end clothing store in Osaka.
She progressed to show successfully her inspired creations around the world.
Throughout the decades, Ms. Koshino has won a number of awards for
her work in fashion and art.
It is then of no surprise, that her autumn/winter ’16 runway presentation
was a visual treat, expertly melding:
style influences from various eras
mixed fabrication of luxe textiles
diverse print designs
avant-garde accessories (headwear, jewellery, tights)
In all, a ying yang vibe of complementary contrasts.
a / w 2016
Bring on the drama
in purple hues
long length cape / crushed velvet trousers
light weight knit, body grazing maxi dress
large outer pockets at sides
elaborate headwear / bold statement neckwear
wide pinstripe skirt / matching trousers
Varied print infusion
wrist to upper arm-cover
fashion fun-tastic tights
Scripted: and the word is ‘fabulous’
“wordy’ print skirt, asymmetric tiers
jacket: bat-winged sleeves
trousers: slim fit
Harness the look
deconstructed and bib-like harness vest
A mix bag
(t) knit / leather accents
(b) faux fur sleeves / varied texture textiles
A 21st century interpretation of a 1920s fashion statement