Tokyo Fashion Week Report – JOTARO SAITO 東京ファッションウィーク

Tokyo Fashion Week Report – JOTARO SAITO 東京ファッションウィーク

The next runway show I attended at the Mercedes Benz Tokyo Fashion Week was JOTARO SAITO – a Japanese kimono designer.

Actually he was born to a family of kimono makers in Kyoto and learned all the dyeing techniques from his ancestors at a young age.

This Autumn/Winter 2015/16 collection was named “Dark Fairytale”. As the previous day also this show was held at Shibuya Hikarie.

I adjusted my wardrobe to match with his a little darker kimono fashion.

東京ファッションウィークの次に参加したショーはJOTARO SAITO(斎藤上太郎)でした。 着物のデザイナーさんです。

京都の着物のアーチスト家族に生まれ、若い頃から着物の染め方などを教えてもらった斎藤さん。着物のデザイナーとして29歳のデビュー。

この秋冬2015/16新コレクションは「ダーク・フェアリーテイル」との名をつけて、渋谷のヒカリエで開発しました。

斎藤さんのスタイルに合わせ、ダークな着物を着て行きました。

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I was lucky to get a first row seat for this show, so had a chance to take many beautiful photos and videos to share with you.

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As you see the models were posing right in front of me! How lucky.

Something which was really lovely about this runway show was, that the models were posing slowly at 4 locations for everyone in the audience to see clearly.

And further – the models were smiling! That was very lovely and made the show feel warm and positive.

とてもラッキーで、目の前にポーズのスポットがありました。

そしてこのショーの素晴らしいことが、モデルさんはゆっくりと歩いて、ポージングの場所は四つもあって、お客さんは沢山楽しめたでしょう。

もう一つの驚きのポイントは:モデルさんは笑顔で暖かい雰囲気を作りました。

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Also the male models were very attractive and had a certain style.

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Revolutionary: A kimono with a hoody. Quite a sporty style – breaking with traditions!

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Pay attention to the details: Snake skin Sori (sandals), awesome materials for the tabi socks, embroidery and the kimono itself has a contrasted color and pattern inside which peaks out when you walk.

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The show was very wonderful – starting with rather monotone designs in gray and black, however spiced up with floral or snake skin patterns to create a fresh modern look.

The obi belts consisted mostly of amazing sparkling or vibrant fabrics and prints. I really loved them!

Saito also saved the best for last – a dark furisode with vibrant flower print.

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The model was twirling around with her arms streched – resulting in the long sleeves flying beautifully in the air and making the audience speechless.

Thanks so much for inviviting me to your show, Jotaro Saito!

It was a pleasure for the eyes and I wished the show would never end.

斎藤上太郎様、お誘いありがとうございました!

とても感謝しました!終わらないでほしかったコレクションでした。

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Also check out my video report on the show on my YouTube channel:

At the show I met some familiar faces from the Harajuku Department.

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See you at the next show!

Thanks for reading! Anji SALZ

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