Sunday, February 26, 2012

Leather Japan Fall '12

Below, Nancy contemplates the versatility of leather at the Leather Japan show.

The Leather Japan 2012 presentation was organized by the Japan Leather Goods Development Committee and a variety of designers had the opportunity to showcase their top looks for Fall 2012. The leather bags all had a buttery quality to them, and were displayed in an aerial ring in the center of the room. Though none were particularly eye catching, the majority fell in the category of a well made and classic leather tote. 


I love the composition of the coat on the left because it is not normally a design you would see made of leather. It's a leather blazer fused with a capelet, mixed with a bit of edge from the leather. On the right, the shoes instantly evoke Lady Gaga, platformed and heel-less. The geometric detail on the leggings and dress, that isn't visible in the image, was simply stunning. 


We're seeing a Western touch in most of the shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and in this presentation it's fringe. I think the styled hair works perfectly with the look on the left. Not loving the last 2 looks so much as the mix of fur, lace, and leather appears clunky, and the burgundy coat looks a bit frumpy (love the leather color though). 

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