blog view List view off
all GirlsGuysStreetShows
120319-0488
19
Monday March 19, 2012

SOMARTA A/W 2012

roppongi, tokyo
AW 2012, girls
Kjeld Duits

Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection of Japanese fashion brand SOMARTA on March 19, 2012, during the Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo.

SOMARTA on the street
SOMARTA_JP @ twitter
Bookmark and Share

120319-0507-120319-0517

120319-0477-120319-0481

120319-0468-120319-0474

120319-0349-120319-0352

120319-0568-120319-0572

120319-0366-120319-0371

120319-0388-120319-0399

120319-0520-120319-0527

120319-0498-120319-0504

120319-0378-120319-0382

120319-0410-120319-0413

120319-0488-120319-0492

120319-0332-120319-0334

120319-0343-120319-0344

120319-0358-120319-0365

120319-0558-120319-0561

120319-0422-120319-0424

120319-0535-120319-0539

120319-0296-120319-0304

120319-0309-120319-0318

120319-0546-120319-0552

120319-0449-120319-0454

120319-0428-120319-0436

120319-0272-120319-0278

120319-0438-120319-0443

120319-0458-120319-0461

120319-0578-120319-0583

120319-0584

120319-0586

More shows of SOMARTA
Japanese fashionJapanese fashionJapanese fashionJapanese fashionJapanese fashionJapanese fashionJapanese fashion
Kjeld Duits About the Photographer

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

Recent photos by Kjeld Duits:

Japanese fashionJapanese fashionJapanese fashionJapanese fashionJapanese fashionJapanese fashion

Comment (日本語もOK)

The tights blew my mind, love ‘em!
So many textures and fabrics that I wish I were there to touch them xD

Maria
Mar 20, 2012 (2076 days ago)

@Maria: The textures were what attracted me to this collection as well, and it was the first thing everybody that was there mentioned after the show. I especially love the deep red color, and the triangular skirt that looks like it is made of huge flower petals.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 20, 2012 (2076 days ago)

This line reminds me a great deal of the F/W 2011 and S/S 2012 Alexander McQueen lines respectively:

http://www.weddinginspirasi.com/2011/03/10/alexander-mcqueen-fallwinter-2011-collection/
AND
http://eclechick.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/alexander-mcqueen-ss2012-backstage-7-600×400.jpg

It’s gorgeous, no doubt, but I feel a bit like it’s been done before.

MissMolly
Mar 21, 2012 (2075 days ago)

@ MissMolly: Yes, after the show I heard several people say that it reminded them of Alexander McQueen. Regardless, I am in love with the small triangular red skirt on top, though. ^_-

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 21, 2012 (2075 days ago)

I agree with MissMolly about looking like McQueen; nevertheless, MissMolly shared links of McQueen by Sarah… I think that Somarta is more similar to the real McQueen rather to Sarah’s designs.

I also think I have seen this before. I know where. In McQueen and in Eiko Ikishioka. Nowadays it’s common to think we’ve seen it all, isn’t it? Most of the things that surround us are just things inspired in the past adapted to the present ^^’‘
oh my! I write too much! Sorry :/

Maria
Mar 21, 2012 (2075 days ago)

@Maria: We also see so much these days that I think it has become impossible to remember it all, but it still influences you…

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 21, 2012 (2075 days ago)

I met the designers in person when I was in Tokyo last year. Love them, love their work! Hirokawa-san おめでとうございます! :)

Kellyn
Mar 23, 2012 (2073 days ago)

@Kellyn: Yes, great design!

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Mar 23, 2012 (2073 days ago)

@Maria, I do understand that people draw influence from just about anything and everything, and I have no problems with such a thing. But there’s a fine line between being influenced by someone, and then directly taking specific cues of material, silhouette, color palette, and craftsmanship all at once from one designer in particular. Everything from the colors (simplistic I know, but in combination with the rest…), to some of the techniques used, the styling with hair and makeup, and even the bone/web-like headdresses are similar.

It feels less like an homage to McQueen, and more like a continuation of his line.

MissMolly
Apr 2, 2012 (2063 days ago)

@Miss Molly: I think it is a great homage ^^ In fact, Hirokawa should have taken care of the House McQueen instead of Burton <33

Maria
Apr 2, 2012 (2063 days ago)

Leave a Comment • コメントをしましょう!

help

Guidelines for adding photos to comments: Width: 630 pixels | Orientation: Horizontal (Landscape).

We reserve the right to remove posts that do not follow these basic guidelines: comments must be relevant to the topic of the post; may not include profanity, personal attacks or hate speech; may not promote a business or raise money; may not be spam.

「Preview」(プレビュー)にクリックした後には「Submit」(投稿)にもクリックして下さい!

http://www.japanesestreets.com/photoblog/1712/somarta-aw-2012