Nozomi Ishiguro Fall 2014 – Tokyo Fashion Week

Nozomi Ishiguro said through one of his assistants that the inspiration for his Fall 2014 Haute Couture collection was the Japanese flag – with the added observation that Japan is not at war with anyone. His designs, however, seem to defy his explanation of wanting to create clothing that represents or inspires pacifism.  A collection full of rainbow bright sculptured jackets, skirts and pants was created in shades and with prints such as salmon pink, black, leopard and yellow. A sculptured jacket with a pink hue – a color that Ishiguro believes represents chaos – had a bondage-like look. What looked like a fox-shaped hood and jacket was actually a design influenced by 17th-century armor.

 

 

Perhaps Ishiguro wanted to house or contain the chaos, encouraging pacifism by channeling the negative aspects of war into sculptured soft materials and bright colors.  Meaning aside, Ishiguro fans will happily descend upon the yarn-dyed thin wool and ruffled jersey skirts (US$490), paneled dresses with tulle and pinstripes ($480), ruffled plaid and polka dot dresses ($690), and any of the sculptured jackets ($580 and up) to help populate Harajuku’s busy, fashion-obsessed streets.

Photos: Nozomi Ishiguro Fall 2014 – Tokyo Fashion Week
all photos by Megan Lee / Meniscus Magazine