Nozomi Ishiguro Spring 2014: Vintage, wrecked and reconstructed

Nozomi Ishiguro Haute Couture and Tambourine Spring 2014 - Tokyo Fashion Week
The Nozomi Ishiguro Haute Couture and tambourine collections were shown at the bellesalle Shibuya Garden in Tokyo under the shared theme of “平和ボケ,” which translates to “rendered ignorant by comfort.” (photo by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine)

Have a stash of clothes collecting dust from the 1970’s and 1980’s that need some new life?  Then Nozomi Ishiguro is your man to tear them apart and turn them into something completely different.

Ishiguro’s Spring 2014 runway show in Tokyo consisted of two collections: his Haute Couture line and Nozomi Ishiguro tambourine, the latter featuring a print of a cheerful “Perfectly Fried Chicken” cartoon bird throughout.  Haute Couture themes consisted of flower gardens and old-school Americana, with strapless tops and skirts resembling large roses in full bloom, and the U.S. flag motif appearing in various colors.  Ishiguro’s past life as a design assistant for Comme des Garcons was evident in the cuts, draping and asymmetry, all presented with a vintage casual flair that may be a bit too flamboyant for some, easily fitting into the closets for others – notably young Tokyoites.  In the tambourine line, sweatshirts were sliced apart and stitched back together, with arm holes appearing in unexpected areas, whereas shirts served as exaggerated, oversized takes of the classic fitted vintage tee.

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Video: Nozomi Ishiguro Haute Couture & tambourine Spring 2014 – Tokyo Fashion Week
video by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine

Photos: Nozomi Ishiguro Haute Couture Spring 2014 – Tokyo Fashion Week
all photos courtesy of PressPR2

Photos: Nozomi Ishiguro tambourine Spring 2014 – Tokyo Fashion Week
all photos courtesy of PressPR2