Japan's had a rough year with all the natural disasters its had to endure, but the country is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy. Tokyo fashion week just ended over the weekend, and we'd say that the mood of Japanese designers for spring is pretty hopeful and joyful.
In addition to a lot of the trends we've seen in
Paul Smith: The designer showed his spring collection in Tokyo on day one, with
Ato's Unisex Collection: While technically a men's show, Ato Matsumoto sent girls down the runway dressed in identical outfits as the guys--and they worked for both sexes.
Yoshio Kubo: More menswear. We totally want bowl cuts and mustaches to happen, too.
Plumpynuts: We love that this label is called Plumpynuts. Say it to yourself a few times--you'll smile. The collection, full of sweet dresses and florals (and that lace jumpsuit), made us smile, too.
Shida Tatsuya: We've seen a lot of deconstructed and
Glow-In-The-Dark at Johan Ku:Johan Ku infused his mostly-white knitwear with glow-in-the-dark magic.
Né-Net:The scout-inspired collection was topped off by models walking down the runway with stuffed animals (think dogs and hawks.)
Somarta: Tamae Hirokawa showed a gorgeous collection mixing geometry and flowy elements, inspired by thunderbirds and falcons.
Christian Dada: A goth note in the week. Deer skeletons and coffin-like structures abound.
Jenny Fax: Based on school uniforms, Disney princesses, and manga art, a light-hearted note in the week. Attention,