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HISUI Spring/Summer 2006 - Muted Display

In an unremarkable mid-morning production Hiroko Ito’s Hisui presented its Spring/Summer collection

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In a catwalk show that failed to ignite any real emotion we were left feeling that there could have been so much more.

Ito is renowned for her mix of fashion and art but neither of these features seized the audience.

Hooded and cotton vest tops commenced the proceedings in a rather muted display. Formal shorts and kite blouses came next however it was several articles with multi-layered patterns that brightened the mood.

Ito has a real knack for creating canvas like creations with tiers of pattern and ornamentation. Complex-yet-subtle Jackson Pollock style designs covered an array of camisoles. Yet it was a simple multicoloured vertical striped black top reminiscent of Paul Smith which took the honour of being an early highlight.

Tiny white bikinis, brilliant red camisoles, and more hoods represented the second phase however it was a sexy black negligee dress that succeeded in quickening the pace in an otherwise restrained collection.

Paul McInnes About the Author

Paul McInnes is a fashion and arts journalist based in Tokyo. He is the menswear fashion editor of The Japan Times, the Tokyo editor of Sportswear International, contributes to High Fashion, Dazed Digital, and JC Report.

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