The juxtapositon of elements which is essential to the brand's vocabulary got amplified, exaggerated and even distorted. For sure it looked lively and energetic, yet sometimes it lacked the claity Abe is so good at.
The show was a focused outing, but lacked a dash of lightness: many outfits looked heavy, in spite of airy mood.
Tragedy — both political and personal — hung over a Paris fashion week punctuated by masterful shows by Demna Gvasalia's Balenciaga and Rick Owens.
Flux and fluidity, often manifest as travel, emerged again at the Paris men's shows, reflecting the ever-changing state of fashion and the wider world.
The show was a joy to behold, but never did justice to the intricate work Junichi Abe brings to each piece.
Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Kolor and Julien David showed masculinity in many forms.
Japan’s Bunka Fashion College has produced some of the world’s most celebrated avant-garde designers, from Yohji Yamamoto to Junya Watanabe. BoF uncovers the school’s unique approach to fashion education.