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Wednesday April 11, 2012

Theatre Products A/W 2012

harajuku, tokyo
AW 2012,
Kjeld Duits

Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection of Japanese fashion brand Theatre Products on April 6, 2012, in Tokyo.

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I love THEATRE PRODUCTS, but I found this show disappointing.
There were two outfits that I kind of liked, the others I thought were rather boring.
Even the location for their show, their Harajuku store, was off.
It came across as amateurish for a brand of their stature.
Especially because this year is actually their tenth anniversary.

It is all so different from previous collections like A/W 2011 and A/W 2010
What happened? Is it because of the difficult economy?
Is it because designer Tayuka Nakanishi (one of the two owners) is pregnant?
I hope they soon rediscover their creativity and power!

Or is it just me? What do you think?




















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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.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

I really love the blue coat. Do you know the brand?

Apr 11, 2012 (3953 days ago)

Oh, there are some very nice pieces here! It’s a pity that the pictures are not numbered so that I could say which I like the most! But of course, the blue creatioos are my favourite. They are creative but still beautiful and wearable. The blue coat with that skirt is magical in that color! I also like the sand/cream/black/gold combination

Apr 11, 2012 (3953 days ago)


Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 11, 2012 (3953 days ago)

@Martin: You are actually the second person to request numbers. I’ll have to find a new program; doing it manually is too time-consuming…

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 11, 2012 (3953 days ago)

@KD: hahaha I laughed when I read Martin’s comment ^^ Sorry KD. When I get to Japan, somehow someday, I will assist you voluntary ^^
I think the designs became less young, and less Japanese. Now, I see clothing directed to Korean and Chinese markets, also maybe people who are in their 30s… I like the textures, but there is a lack of creativity when comparing to the past collections.

Apr 11, 2012 (3952 days ago)

@Maria: Thanks, Maria! I was wondering if I was the only one who was felt that this collection was less creative compared to previous ones. But I see that you feel the same way. I really hope that THEATRE PRODUCTS can rekindle their creativity.

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 11, 2012 (3952 days ago)

I’m not familiar with this designer’s previous works, but I quite liked this collection, though I have nothing to compare it to! haha It does have a fairly mature tone, but still seems fun. I’d wear it!

Apr 13, 2012 (3951 days ago)

@MissMolly: There are actually two designers: Tayuka Nakanishi and Akira Takeuchi. Nakanishi is the main designer. I added links to their previous collections in the intro above the images. Have a look and let me know what you think. ^^

Kjeld Duits (photographer)
Apr 13, 2012 (3950 days ago)

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