#AFWT :: AMAZON FASHION WEEK TOKYO 2019 A/W • DAY FOUR

Amazon Tokyo Week Day Four!!

I cant believe it’s already more than halfway over. All of the shows have seriously blown me away.

I hope you are loving being virtually in Tokyo with me 🙂

Any favourite looks so far? Let me know!

Also, since I’ve been on Tokyo time all week {aka up all night}, here is a fun playlist I made that I can’t get enough of! I named it spring, but it really should be named #AFWT since it’s been my soundtrack this week!

As always, all photos by Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo unless otherwise specified.

x SLS

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+++ day one recap here

+++ day two recap here

+++ day three recap here

ACOUD by CHANU

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ACOUD by CHANU is a unisex streetwear brand by CHANU, established in 2016. ACOUD stands for: “Ace Creation Unisex Original Dress” as well as “douka” {“assimilation” in Japanese} backwards.

The theme of the show was “KNOCK OUT YOUR FAKES”. The show started with a dance & then went totally black as the first model {Nesmith from the Japanese band, EXILE} hit the runway. The set itself was all black with a light grey runway which was simply a light softly shining.

If I could describe this collection in one word, it would be transformative. Lots of exposed zipper details so you can literally transform the outfit with one zip.

Key trends: exposed zipper details; black & silver; pastel blue; ankle zips; transformative looks; zippers across the knees; clear decals; longlines; oversized fits; bermuda shorts with adidas crew socks; clear pockets {!!!! LOVED THIS}

where to buy: ROYAL FLASH Jingumae; KAWANO SHINJYUKU

how to apply to your own closet: oversized layers over everything; skinny jeans; berumuda shorts with socks & casual kicks; layered outerwear

My favourite looks:

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RIEKA INOUE GNU

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Reika Inoue is the namesake collection by designer Reika Inou, established in 2015. She is one of the leading designers in Modest Fashion in Japan. Her designs are oge in Dubai & modest fashion is something you will be seeing a lot of.

First of all, WHAT A SHOW. It was a preformance vs the typical runway show & absolutely beautiful. At the end of the day, fashion is art & this absolutely merged the two. The styles are so feminine & elegant, and incorporating a dance really added to the beauty & grace of the styles. Very retro Hollywood vibes in her collection. Her 2019 AW really encompossed what she was about: Modest Fashion with so much personality. Again, trying to keep opinions out of these but I can’t help it with this one: this was a show that drew me to tears. You can also tell the models were having a blast with it too!

Key trends: brocade prints; neck brooches, sheer paneling, silky fabrics; magenta; florals; navy; purple; scarves; velour; lace paneling

how to apply to your own closet: drape a scarf over your shoulder or worn over your head for a retro hollywood vibe; sash a long slinky dress with a ribbon; wear a black bow around your neck with a brooch in the middle; add a pop of neon!

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SHIROMA

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Shiho Shiroma is the designer behind Shiroma, a women’s collection established in 2010. She attended fashion school & won “Best Student Award” in her major: Pattern Making. Another REALLY COOL fact, was that in her 2014 S/S collection, she presented her installation with VR!

Her 2019 A/W show was held outside – the first one outside this season! – in the center of Shibuya. Her collection is very trend forward: lots of assymetry, contrasting fabrics & textures; & classic silhouettes with a very mdoern touch

Key trends: wide leg; neck emphasis; coloured lining; snap closures; pastel blues, ivory whites; silky fabrics; sheer overlays; glossy finishes; black & burgundy; khaki; flowy fabrics

where to buy: GUSUCUMA {Japan}; H.LORENZO {L.A.}

how to apply to your own closet: layer dresses; wear black & burgundy together; add utility style belts; wear a harness or bustier over dresses {especially casual ones}

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HARE

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HARE is a big name fashion line in Tokyo established in 2003. The line respresents fun & excitement through the colour, textures, and patterns. Think basics inspired by the feelings of the time period.

The runway was stunning – a very futuristic vibe as the models walked under beams. They were illuminated under the spotlight so it looked a bit neon. I was getting major matrix vibes from this show.

The styles were modern & with the times. Long trench coats, jewel tones, & pattern mixing felt super fresh for the upcoming season.

Key trends: slit ankles; deep purple; cobalt blue; large turtlenecks; snakeskin detailing; tartan plaid; exposed pockets; color blocked denim; pops of colour

where to buy: online

how to apply to your own closet: khaki, white & snakeskin!; red socks with snakeskin shoes; mix argyle & tartain plaid; casual slouchy hoodies over dresses

My favourite looks:

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SALDARINI CASHMERE FLAKES BY UJOH

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Saldarini Cashmere Flakes by Ujoh was established in 2009 by Mitsuru Nishizaki. Mitsuru Nishizaki previously worked at Y’s & Yohji Yamamoto as a paterner.

This line was a collaboration with Ujoh & Italian manufacturer Saldarini for the Cashmere Flakes line. Instead of down, the puffers & jackets are filled with cashmere!

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Key trends: black; navy; blue; long lines; patterned linings; assymetrical zippers / buttons; snap closures; khaki; plaid; puffers; exposed oversized pockets

how to apply to your own closet: coming soon

My favourite looks:

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KOCHÉ

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Koché is a men’s / women’s rtw line by French designer, Christelle Kocher. Established in 2014, her line reflects her admiration of Japanese culture.

SUCH A FUN SHOW! Kocher collaborated with Pokemon & the runway overlooked the iconic Shibuya crossing, with all standing room & no sitting. Everything was made in Japan with the concept of “couture to wear”.

The line was colorful, chic, modern, & really embraced Tokyo. This was a show I would of just loved to attend & had major FOMO from San Francisco.

Key trends: red; electric blue; yellow; metallic red; buckles; sequins; lace; studs; contrast stitching; athleisure; cutouts;

where to buy: list of stores here

how to apply to your own closet: coming soon

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MUZE

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MUZE is a men’s rtw brand established in 2013 by designers Masatoshi Ishida & Hiroshi Shibahara. The main concept of MUZE is “Modern Life” & reflects on past fashions.

Key trends: suits; plaid; striped pants; pocket detailing; leather; blue & red; small bags worn around the neck {!}; chestnut brown; low rise pants;

where to buy: H>FRACTAL; PLANNET by H>FRACTAL; GYFT by H>FRACTAL

how to apply to your own closet: a colourful coat over an all black get up; sky blue & brown together; embrace the small bag trend and wear as a necklace!

My favourite looks:

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PRDX PARADOX TOKYO

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PARADOX TOKYO is a men’s / women’s rtw brand by Rie Tobita. Prior to starting PARADOX TOKYO in 2014, she was previouslty a graphic designer. She often collaborates with Japanese Rock Scene artists and her line is active streetwear that breaks stereotypes.

This show was one to note as it was a bit diverse with body types & people. This was very refreshing, especially as compared to other fashion weeks. The line was trendy and truly looked great on everytone – very edgy, street style.

Key trends: yellow; red; blue; pocket detailing; black leather; hood details; colour blocking

where to buy: H>FRACTAL; PLANNET by H>FRACTAL; GYFT by H>FRACTAL

how to apply to your own closet: layer loose fit cropped pants with colourful full length; leather shorts with plaid button down;

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