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Yukiko Hanai

Design legend Yukiko Hanai showed her sumptuous Autumn/Winter collection in the spacious Ebis 303 venue in front of a packed audience

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A huge talent, she has been designing since the 1960s and can be seen as an influence on most modern Japanese designers.

Her latest show, while not especially daring or innovative, showed maturity and sophistication that has parallels with her contemporary Hiroko Koshino.

Lots of velvet, flower motifs, 60s patterns and couture elegance made this show pure eye candy.

It was nice to see Hanai acknowledging her younger audience with a clever take on schoolgirl chic – large socks worn over velvet pants.

Ornate and stunning, Hanai’s collection showed her at the top of her game.

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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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