Sunday, April 25, 2010

Japan Fashion Week AW10 l Folkloric

Everlasting Sprout

Japanese labels Everlasting Sprout and Phenomenon featured sweater knits woven with folkloric charm. Sprout's presentation had a hand-made child-like sensibility that echoed Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox (which you must rent now if you haven't seen it. It is a heart-felt caper full of delicious visual details.) The naive artwork on Phenomenon's men's wear line is a warm contrast to the dark and tough 90's grunge look of the other pieces in the line, and also reminds me of some house wars I saw at Anthropologie recently.

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