Gut’s Dynamite Cabarets Fall 2010 – Japan Fashion Week Review

Photos: Selected looks from the Gut’s Dynamite Cabarets Fall 2010 show
photos courtesy of the Japan Fashion Week Organization

By the time the fourth and final day of Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo had arrived, the proceedings at the Tokyo Midtown complex – home to many of the shows at that point – had felt rather clinical.  In stark contrast to the youthful cosplay atmosphere of Harajuku and the organized chaos of department-store ridden Shibuya, the government-run shows had such an order to them that there was seemingly no crossover to the fashionable spontaneity of Japan’s capital just outside its walls.

So it was a refreshing change to see Gut’s Dynamite Cabarets inject some life into its 10:30 a.m. show on Mar. 26, 2010.  Prior to the show, a man dressed in a giant pink bunny costume strolled the runway, posing for pictures with spectators and inviting a few to dance (only one took him up on the offer).  Turns out the perpetrator was one-half of the label’s design team of Cabaret Aki and Jackal Kuzu.  Then the music began, courtesy of a live electric guitarist, to which models sashayed, exchanged high-fives and, in one case, held a digital video camera during his catwalk to record the proceedings.

Finally, of course, there were the clothes, constructed in as cheeky a fashion as the label’s own name.  Details such as torn hems on tops, large silver sequined circles (mind you, on a men’s jacket), and long unrestrained threads hanging out of embroidered patterns added playful touches to accompanying pieces such as ruched black capris, teetering platform shoes and army fatigue motifs.  While this Fall/Winter 2010 men’s and women’s collection isn’t intended to provide red carpet fare, it IS for those who want to wind up the establishment and have a lot of fun in the process.

Gut’s Dynamite Cabarets is sold across Japan as well as through Parco City’s online shop.

Video: Gut’s Dynamite Cabarets Fall 2010 runway show highlights
video by Yuan-Kwan Chan