HISUI Autumn/Winter 2007 - Clumsy

Hiroko Ito’s Hisui label has gathered many fans over the years. A regular at Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo, previously the Tokyo Collections, Hisui has an image for beautifully crafted contemporary womenswear.

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However, Ito’s latest display disappointed in many regards. A clumsy mise-en-scene with inept and awkward models did nothing to help this fashion mishap.

Earth colours with tribal necklaces combined with pleated coats and mismatched tights looked discordant and lacked Ito’s usual flair for aesthetic, wearable clothing.

Most of the line looked overly complex and the clashing of colours and influences did nothing to unify the collection’s essence.

Complex tailoring, cropped jackets and silver crocheted shorts made for troubled viewing with cocktail dresses and long knife pleats adding to the confusion. For this collection at least, Ito seems to have lost her way.

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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