Tokyo Fashion Week Overview Spring/Summer 2018

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Trendstop’s catwalk experts bring you an exclusive look at the essential apparel trends and silhouettes direct from the Tokyo runways. Located at the city’s iconic Shibuya Hikare and Omotesando Hills fashion complexes, this biannual event featured a host of young home-grown talent as well as 50 global brands. At Meiji’s Memorial Picture Gallery, a range of collaborative pieces from Sacai and Undercover culminated in a joint catwalk show that combined both designer’s streetwear and hybrid fashion aesthetics.

This week, Trendstop present an exclusive look at three apparel trends from Tokyo Fashion Week that will be impacting into SS18 and beyond. The Super-Size Sweat follows the ongoing sports-meets-street trend with oversized proportions revamping an athleisure staple while Moto GP unites racing track and runway with its fashion-forward nod to the professional motorbike racer. The Shirt Dress Rework introduces a chic, contemporary take on deconstruction with a renewed emphasis on wearability and femininity.

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#Trendstop SS18 Tokyo Fashion Week trends on #WeConnectFashion. Image courtesy of Trendstop. Hiroko Koshino S/S 2018 collection.
Image courtesy of Trendstop. Hiroko Koshino S/S 2018 collection.

The Super-Size Sweat

#Trendstop SS18 Tokyo Fashion Week trends on #WeConnectFashion. Items: The Super-Size Sweat

Athletic sweats make a statement for SS18 with conceptual XXL proportions that fuse masculine street and sportswear influences.

  • Super-sized volumes and extended sleeves borrow from the boys
  • Hooded jersey tops are elongated to create sweatshirt/dress hybrids
  • Net overlays and zip opening details amplify directional silhouettes

The Shirt Dress Rework

#Trendstop SS18 Tokyo Fashion Week trends on #WeConnectFashion. Items: The Shirt Dress Rework

The shirt dress is reworked for SS18 with a fresh deconstructed/reconstructed sensibility that reinvigorates classic utilitarian styles.

  • Hanky hems, frilled pockets and ruched cuffs offer a more feminine feel
  • Cinched waists and A-line cuts enhance hourglass silhouettes
  • Additional sleeve components form tie belts and skirt details

Moto GP

#Trendstop SS18 Tokyo Fashion Week trends on #WeConnectFashion. Items: Moto GP

Sports themes continue strongly as motor sports and bike culture become the new influences for SS18’s active casuals.

  • Biker leathers and mechanic overalls inspire jumpsuits and co-ords
  • Industrial practicality is combined with lightweight performance qualities Contrast paneling and piping enhance the sports inspired aesthetic
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