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Japan Fashion Week Fall 2008 Day Three

Day Three: Japan Fashion Week Recap

Feel like you're getting the full Japan Fashion Week experience? Well, good. Day three has come and gone and we've got the recap (plus some nifty images) of what went down. Wednesday's Fall 08 collections were those by Everlasting Sprout, Hisui, and Fumio, among others. Doesn't ring a bell? Don't worry, we've got your back. If these shows don't strike your fancy, or you just feel like taking a trip down memory lane, don't forget that we've covered all of the Fall 08 Fashion Week collections, including those from New York, Paris, and London.

Everlasting Sprout: Keiichi Muramatsu and Noriko Seki make up this design team. Both work as costume and knitwear designers in addition to running their line, Everlasting Sprout. As a result, they really pull out all the stops with their knitwear. This Fall 08 season saw bohemian knits with a grandma-made-me-this appeal. That means rolled hems on cozy separates like cardigans and knee length skirts. Click to see images from the Fall 08 collection.

Fumio: If your keen on Coterie, you might have noticed Fumio, represented by Niccolo showroom, in New York. In addition to designing the line, Fumio Akiyama runs the women's coat division of Sanyo Shokai Co. Ltd. Fumio is the kind of line you imagine would be represented in America as it can be characterized as feminine book wormy office wear. Fall 08 makes us think of grande chai lattes and romantic comedies. Click here to see images from the Fall 08 collection.

Corazon del Alma: Nobuhide Koi was a designer for Prada and Versace before starting his own line, Corazon del Alma, which he launched in 2007. The brand is often characterized by references to nature, particularly with prints. This Fall 08 saw this attribute manifest in the form of underwater and animal motifs. These are the perfect summer frocks for the over-fifty's with somewhere to go on a Saturday night in the Hamptons. Looks like all that Prada and Versace served Koi well. Click to see images from the Fall 08 collection.

Hisui: Designer Hiroko Ito graduated from F.I.T. in 1990 and worked with Commes des Garcon for four years thereafter. This becomes clear by way of Hiroko Ito's avant garde pajama party aesthetic. This Fall 08 struck a weird nerve, though, where it reminded us of when our little brother's went through that hippie stage and stopped showering and wore extra long, tattered corduroys and Bill Cosby sweaters. But hey. Maybe your little brothers were straight edge and you won't get the creepy Phish fan vibe. Click to see images from the Fall 08 collection.

Raphus cucu: A designer who references birds as an intregal part of their brand identity, makes us think, automatically, that we're heading for an overdose of femininity. Yep. Although, the hair for Eriko Isoya's Fall 08 collection, like nests, was pretty awesome. Big hair is back afterall! Fall 08 gave us that 'dark angel' brand of girlishness that is marketable and palatable. Click here to see images from the Fall 08 collection.

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olivewinds olivewinds 8 years
i think i don't get your reviews. i looked at the images of the collections and i think most of them are good, well executed and, actually have some nice designs.. i hope they will be recognized worldwide because i think most of the designers ,even in paris and other fashion capital, get inspiration from the japanese fashion aesthetic, like christian lacroix, and the, well, present designer of kenzo. most people are not used to jfw styles because they're not used to innovative designs, just the same way most people treated comme des garcons when it first launched in paris. i believe that jfw will be greatly recognized in the future. because what we need now are fresh talents who goes not only for the money but for the improvement of fashion as well.
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