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A sense of duality- The Anne Sofie Madsen Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection

Johan Ku Gold Label SS17

The music pounded the walls and the room got filled with smoke.  That was the start of Johan Ku show for this Spring/Summer collection.

Johan Ku Gold Label SS17 Collection at AFWT

A mixture of deconstructed ware and heavy on the graphics, made most of the collection.

Also, the kilt pattern was used

Johan Ku Gold Label SS17 Collection at AFWT

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sulvam, urban sleek and edgy concept
Motohiro Tanji 丹治 基浩

Motohiro Tanji 丹治 基浩

Motohiro Tanji attended Nottingham Trent University in England obtaining a MA Knitwear design. He established his brand after his return to Japan in 2012 with the release of his first season Spring/Summer 2013.

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慶應義塾大学卒業後、ノッティンガムトレント大学 MAニットウェアデザイン科を首席で卒業。
卒業後様々なメゾンにニットテキスタイルを提供するイギリスのAcorn Conceptual Textilesに勤務。
2012年に帰国。2013春夏シーズンより自身のブランド「モトヒロ タンジ(Motohiro Tanji)」をスタート。
2013年Tokyo新人デザイナーファッション大賞 プロ部門に選出される。
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[ブランド創設年] 2012年

モトヒロ タンジ(Motohiro Tanji)は日本のニットウェアブランド。

2013年春夏シーズンに丹治基浩(Motohiro Tanji)が自身の名を冠したブランドをスタートする。

モトヒロ タンジは、独自のテクスチャーにこだわり、手編み、自動機、家庭機を使い、ニットだけでトータルコーディネートできるようウェアから小物までをトータルで提案するニットブランド。

His brand is an experimental knitwear label that creates unique textures through knit fabrics using both hand and knitting machines to form balanced all-knit looks from accessories to total coordinates.

 AW15-16 Collection

Autumn/Winter 2015 color is deep blue, black and off white. The knitting technique is machine done but with the intricacy of a piece of artwork. The three-dimensional patterns seemed to take life of its own during the catwalk presentation.

The spotlights were aimed down in a circular shape when the models emerged from the dark, as a scene from a sci–fi movie one could only expect the new species to be introduced.

 

The collection was inspired by ancient ruins, the steps and weaving knitted patterns were symbolic and reflected the mood-board below which was part of the inspiration for designer Motohiro Tanji.  We talked to him after the show for a few minutes and he told us the process to make the garments and the effect he was looking to create.

We touched the knitted fabric and he told us the process was machine-made, it look so 3-d and original that we only wished we could get a few to bring home.

You can actually see the intricacy of the design and the volume it adds the protruding details.

Motohiro Tanji AW15/16 image by Akin Abayomi
Long knitted top in black color, it can be paired down with slacks, skirt or just wore as a short dress.

A regal Blue ensemble of skirt and top both knitted in the signature style inspired by ancient ruins.

Motohiro Tanji AW15/16

A light color palette in ivory tone was used for this collection as well.

 

No ordinary brand, a unique style in textile and design.

Motohiro Tanji AW15/16 image by Akin Abayomi

UJOH  西崎 暢 Mitsuru Nishizaki

UJOH 西崎 暢 Mitsuru Nishizaki

A perfectly balanced colour palette of cold and not so cold tones was used for the autumn/ Winter Collection. The ready to wear collection was a mixture of knee-length coats with oversize lapels and pullover jackets with front pocket enclosures to keep your hands warm during those winter days. The tones were cool but not austeric. The dull of grey shades did not affect the collection instead the grey was paired down with a violet and aqua blue tones to complement.

An asymmetric pullover dress/sweatshirt was very unique.

UJOH AW15 Collection during MBFWT Tokyo Fashion image by Akin Abayomi

UJOH AW15 Collection during MBFWT Tokyo Fashion image by Akin Abayomi

 

A leaf print pullover dress with front pockets was also very cute and casual. This RTW collection is a must for a person on the go, with an edge for usability and a eye for design, Ujoh

A mellow violet tone to the collection.

The plaid trend was also noted in this collection.