This autumn’s Fashion Week was started with ACUOD by CHANU from Chanwoo Lee, a designer from Korea. The warm-up included a break-dance performance that was quite enticing for spectators who came early to the show. Fashion shows are not just catwalks, they are like motion pictures. And the beginning of that film was very cheery. Surprised was I to see the collection itself. It was like contrast shower: you just warmed-up under the hotter water, and here the ice-cold comes.

The images were very gloomy, though moderately loaded.
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First it reminded me about hikikomori’s. But those masks on all the models suggest that they go outside. So it’s not locking in, it’s rather an inner feeling.

Amazon Fashion Week tokyo, CHANWOO LEE, japanese fashion, fashion show, korean fashion,tokyo fashion weekToothy ziplock masks seemed either to convey a silent aggression, or to warn: “I have to be among people but that doesn’t mean I should be approached”.

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Sometimes even the clothes looked like straight-jackets.

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I liked the choice of models. The thing was that they were, how should I say… individual! They were different – by height, by hairdo, even by gender. It wasn’t perceived as a fashion show, rather a display of some youth subculture values.

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And here’s my own image. I’m a bit sleepy here, after watching “Pirates of the Caribbean” for too long last night. And the rain dented into my hair.

Yulia LisitsaThanks to Onnie for the photo

Yulia LisitsaThanks to Onnie for the photo