Japan Fashion Week Modern, Edgy and Gothic

The 9th edition of Japan Fashion Week, held in the country’s creative hub Tokyo, showcased Japan’s top fashion talent, the event strives to be a gateway of success for up-and-coming names while working to strengthen the ties between the ‘creativity’ of designers and the expert ‘craftsmanship’ of Japan’s manufacturers.

A host of premiere designers and labels offered up their visions for the spring/summer 10 seasons providing a wealth of vital inspiration. Deconstructed and wildly textured layers evoke a modern ‘salvaged’ style while gothic trends have a distinctly urban element resulting in an edgy yet commercial youth driven look.

Billowing sheer dresses and separates are in tune with the season’s romantic ethos, however a healthy distribution of black leather ensures Tokyo a hard fashion-forward edge.