Tuesday, 26 October 2010

artsy chic in Tokyo

image credit: Will Robb photography
Last week the young bohemian of Japanese fashion,  
Shida Tatsuya, hit the nail on the head with his buoyant 
catwalk show at Tokyo's Japan Fashion Week introducing 
his ss11 collection which includes delicate and 
extremely wearable cotton dresses, amazing 
bolero jackets, long-line cardis, micro and 
macro polka dots in a 60's Parisienne mood.

Born in 1978, Shida Tatsuya studied fashion design at 
Nagoya Mode Gauken before marking his presence 
in Japan's fashion milieu and abroad since 2006.
His approach to creation is playfully quaint with his 
French-inspired heavy layered dresses tailored in 
an appealing and amusing way with items and accessories 
coming directly from menswear, like wide-brimmed 
hats and double-breasted trench coats.

Color blocks ranging from forest green, coral red 
and lemon yellow in reminiscences of vintage flags, 
fluttering ribbon ties and long scarves give the image 
 of a free spirited woman, so confident of her own 
charm gushingly walking the streets.

all other images from www.jfw.jp


  1. love all the colors and polka dots!

  2. WOW, wonderful! i always love how quirky and different japanese fashion is. they're not afraid to layer! the polka dots are wonderful :)


  3. I never heard about her but I love her collections. It's so cool because everytime I read your blog I learn something new