Sunao Kuwahara Autumn/Winter 2006 - Gothic Portraits

In the Ebis 303 venue in Tokyo’s trendy Ebisu area, super cool designer Sunao Kuwahara staged his latest collection

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A self-confessed Sunao Kuwahara fan, I was really looking forward to this show but the poor staging and blink-and-you’ll-miss it approach disappointed many of his admirers.

A superb soundtrack accompanied long tube padded coats/dresses in various colours as sub-gothic undercurrents swept the show along at a rattling pace.

Pre-Raphaelite models appeared part Goth part Lolita and the intricate black shawls, fur details and half cardigans added well to this haunting collection.

Black gilets, knitwear and a flurry of tartan and cute ponchos with clever sequins finished the line. Although I adore the artistry I would have like to have seen more of it and for much longer.

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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How is that Lolita?

Jan 4, 2008 (5453 days ago)

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