Han Ahn Soon Spring 2014: Lots of colors, little form

Han Ahn Soon Spring 2014 - Tokyo Fashion Week
Two of the stronger offerings in Han Ahn Soon’s Spring 2014 collection in Tokyo. (photo by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine)

Last season, Han Ahn Soon incorporated elements of menswear into a colorful cavalcade of blazers, shirts and dresses.  For Spring 2014, her shades are more diverse but the styles less exacting.  Floor-length dresses, their volumes buoyed by hoops strategically placed underneath garments and around the waists, did little to flatter the figure.  The usage of plaid and tablecloth checkerboard prints from head to toe proved to be overwhelming on the runway models, who tower above the average height of the target Japanese female consumer, and were already swimming in said cuts and patterns.  Perhaps Han was influenced by her upcoming collaboration with the manga character Princess Knight, which launches Nov. 6 to 19 in Japan, but even so, there are ways to portray sugar, spice and everything nice into a collection that would fare better with the “less is more” approach.


Stylist: Rena Senba
Hair: INOMATA (&’s management)
Make-up: Ryuji Nozaki

Photos: Han Ahn Soon Spring 2014 – Tokyo Fashion Week
all photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo

Video: Han Ahn Soon Spring 2014 – Tokyo Fashion Week
video by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine