Dapper Japonism.

March 30, 2009
Admittedly, I’ve not given Japan Fashion Week the attention I’ve only v. recently discovered it deserves. A duo of menswear designers proved particularly eye-catching and convinced me that I won’t be letting this event slip under the radar any season soon.

Firstly, the luxe of two-tone blazers juxtaposed with the casual ease of graphic-patterned trousers or combined with plenty more edgy, tailored-wear – all courtesy of Heath by St. Martins’ grad Gentaro Noda. I’m yearning to wear the two-tone grey/black-lapels blazer with the two-tone trousers for two, captivating dimensions of colour.

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Then @Izreel‘s (this label by Kanagawa native Kazuhiro Takakura) urban affairs infused with scholar-chic. Am enamoured of that grey knit and there are no words for this zig-zag cut with asymmetric panels apart from: thumbs up for yet more two-tone. Perhaps the styling was a little weak but the blazer (plus the addition of the perfectly placed skinny bowtie) itself more than redeems the look.

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Images from Japan Fashion Week

  • Gavin March 31, 2009 at 6:25 am

    That Heath stuff is nice.I wish I was fortunate to just go to New York on a whim,Opening Ceremony have a floor packed full of japanese designers.Lad Musician + John Lawrence Sullivan being of particular interest(hopefully they upload on the webstore in time for sales)

  • Ian Brown March 31, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I’m reserving a great deal of anticipation for the images to the Song Zio collection which I still haven’t seen but Heath was pretty impressive. Practical, smart, and full of lovely details.

  • SOS! March 31, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    the contruction of the suits is sharp..xx-LJ from SOS!

  • indigo and cloth April 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    that last outfit is savage

  • Summer April 2, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Oh,love the last pic.I like his outfit.;D Great post.

  • Fayoona April 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    i think i want the blaser at the top myself. eek!SOS-er fi xx

  • Mat Ahoy - Buckets and Spades April 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    totally love the last outfit