03/26/12 - 0 Comments
Somarta Makes a Bold Impact at Tokyo Fashion Week
Somarta recently revealed a striking, multi-hued autumn/winter 2012 collection at Tokyo Fashion Week. Known for making a statement, Japanese designer Tamae Hirokawa’s Geode collection was as edgy as the towering yet heel-less platform pumps she created with Noritaka Tatehana for ever-fashionable, daring pop star Lady Gaga. But that wasn’t her only collaboration with Gaga. In 2010, the media was abuzz when the pop star was spotted wearing Somarta’s second-skin Angelos bodysuit, made of sheer, black floral lace. The material was said to have been so form fitting that it looked as if it had been melded to Lady Gaga’s flesh.
Hirokawa’s runway show had an abundance of feminine ensembles. With colors like red, pink, blush, beige, and ivory, darting eyes were temporarily held in abeyance as each of the stunning models strutted down the runway. What makes this raven-haired beauty’s collection different from her sartorially feminine counterparts is her juxtaposition of subtle and edgier pieces, like the rugged motorcycle jackets she slipped over the models’ pale shift dresses. She even paired puffer jackets with frilly chiffon miniskirts and ruffled blouses seamlessly.
However, Hirokawa’s ability to pair off unlikely pieces is no huge revelation, as she was once the head of Issey Miyake’s Men and Women line. She worked for Miyake for nearly a decade, and she has come to think of him and the late Steve Jobs as her ultimate mentors. This creative mind isn’t just a brilliant fashion designer; she also excels in the arts, and her love for both artistic forms practically leaps out of her collections. Hirokawa’s work is more than just wearable fashion; it’s an extension of her truest and deepest self.
Image courtesy of Style.com