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Fashion week has officially come to a close but check out the designers who wrapped up Tokyo’s biggest fashion festival with a bang. Edgy sportswear, unique silhouettes and trending patterns such as plaid, camo and stripes were just a few things these designers showcased at their Spring/Summer 2015 collection runway shows.

Onitsuka Tiger X Andrea Pompilio

Italian born designer, Andrea Pompilio, has art and design rich in his genetics. The son of an architect father and artist mother, Pompilio declared his admiration for fashion at a young age of 8. Working for luxury brands such as Calvin Klein, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent, Pompilio refined his own design concepts into a relaxed sophistication with a strong focus on high quality.
The Italian designer teamed up with Japan’s sportswear powerhouse, ONITSUKA TIGER, to create a collection of cool, edgy and well-structured sportswear.
Models rocked white tanks, cargo pants, shorts and skirts with wide stripes resembling gaffer tape. Unconventional sportswear such as peplum skirts, floor grazing, racer back dresses and button-up blouses were given athletic twists such as pockets, cutouts and jersey cotton fabric. White and blue denim were seen on both the men and women with the color-block Andrea Pompilio logo. Sportier pieces such as sweatshirts, bomber jackets, t-shirts and back packs made a cameo, embossed with the collection logo and styled with camouflage pants or skirts with the electrical tape look. We did not see a lot of different footwear styles however, sneakers with skin baring cut outs were used for the majority of the looks.
Mr. Gentlemen

Designer of the former brand Phenomenon, Takeshi Osumi and the owner of famed Aoyama boutique, The Contemporary Fix, Yuichi Yoshi, teamed up to create the menswear line, Mr. Gentlemen.  The brand debuted it’s first solo runway show last March during Tokyo Fashion Week and have returned this season to showcase their Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
The concept of their collection was to modernize the� basic� garment and bring incongruities to details and use unique silhouettes. White t-shirts were given large colored pockets with wide sleeves and styled with colorful cropped trousers. Marrying sportswear and business suits, a sleeveless blazer was given a hood with drawstrings and styled over a white sweatshirt. Black and white gingham print shirts were paired with skinny-legged denim, styled under short sleeve leather jackets or peeking out the bottom of a classic champion sweatshirt. Other looks such as shorts with suspenders, trenches and varsity jackets were shown in bright red hues, shiny gold fabrics and fun resort prints.


Hiromichi Ochiai started his brand Facetasm in the spring of 2007. He had spent several years as a textile designer for major fashion brands such as Comme des Garcons, Zucca and Undercover. Ochiai is a multi talented designer, ranging from fashion, furniture and interior design. His brand FACETASM has been labeled as one of the most important brands leading Tokyo fashion due to its rapid growth and popularity.
The Spring/Summer collection showed a series of conventional pieces with unusual silhouettes and tailoring. Bomber jackets and blazers were given feather finishes and abstract hemlines. Long tops for both men and women were seen in a number of plaid and gingham prints as well as other trending patterns such as camo and wide stripes. Fringe and pleats were added to skirts and tops for edge and distressed denim made an appearance in a number of looks. For an unexpected twist, socks with sandals were worn with multiple looks, taking nods from the grunge era.


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