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Shinmai Creator’s Project RTW Fall 2009

The five winners of this design competition, which takes its name from the Japanese word for "fresh rice", staged a diverse show in Tokyo.

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Nima RTW Fall 2009

Photo By Yuko Isobe

The five winners of this design competition, which takes its name from the Japanese word for "fresh rice", staged a diverse show in Tokyo.

Iranian Nima Taherzadeh said powerful medieval femininity inspired his collection of garments with exposed shoulders and cinched waists.

Intrigued by squid, octopus and other sea creatures, Australian Donna Sgro turned out ruffled dresses and more tailored fare in reflective materials and mesh.

Switzerland's Ly-Ling Vilaysane and France's Adrien Escaravage, who design for the label aéthéré(e), channeled a slightly melancholy, collegiate vibe with a unisex lineup of bulky coats, vests and baggy pants.

Japan's Shida Tatsuya played with sculptural layers of fake fur and plush fabric and accessorized some of his models with clusters of cowbells.

Also from Japan, Sachio Kawasaki found inspiration in minimalist composer Steve Reich. The designer translated pulse sounds from the music into graphic swirl shapes and applied them to a line of delicate silk dresses.

 

See all the collections from Japan Fashion Week >>

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