• Mintdesigns RTW Spring 2019

    30 days ago - By WWD

    Name: Mintdesigns
    Main message: Nao Yagi and Hokuto Katsui gave their garden party-evoking collection a Space Age edge with tinsel wigs, Mylar visors and headscarves, and simple black cubes on their stark white runway. They showed loose, ankle-length dresses and skirts in sheer mesh or botanical prints, paired with fringed knits, wide herringbone striped tunics and linen suits. A few all-black looks, some with dark leopard-print pants or metallic accents, kept it from feeling too sweet or predictable.
    The result: The easy shapes and soft textiles would be right at home at any picnic, but...
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  • Ksenia Schnaider RTW Spring 2019

    30 days ago - By WWD

    Name: Ksenia Schnaider
    Main message: Ksenia Schnaider's Ukrainian resort-themed collection was a breath of fresh air during a largely subdued Tokyo Fashion Week. Its kitschy vibe and beachy influences translated into a fun collection of urban cool-girl clothes. The designer said she was inspired by the makeup and high heel-wearing beachgoers from her home country. She sent out sequin-encrusted T-shirt dresses, Hawaiian sunset-print shirts, and denim with unfinished edges and plenty of cargo pockets. A standout fur-like frayed denim jacket closed the show.
    The result: With high energy, a...
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  • St. John RTW Spring 2019

    30 days ago - By WWD

    St. John presented a more streamlined and sleek collection during an intimate cocktail presentation in place of a showroom appointment for spring 2019. The brand felt even more elevated with mostly mannequins dressed in neutrals at the forefront of the floor-to-ceiling walls of the Glass Houses penthouse venue.
    “We thought highlighting black, navy and white just sort of synthesized and streamlined it to the silhouette and form - to highlight slacks, jackets, dresses. There's tons more color as well though,” explained Tom Jarrold, the brand's senior vice president of marketing, branding and...
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