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On Thursday, March 22nd, Japanese label Motonari Ono showcased their 2012 Autumn/Winter collection on the runway at Tokyo Midtown.

Motonari Ono is a 2002 graduate from Mejiro Design School. He then spent one year at the London College of Fashion Foundation, and enrolled in the Royal College of Fine Art in Antwerp with plans for furthering his education in fashion. These plans were interrupted by a job offer from London-based label Bora Aksu, where he spent two years as chief pattern maker before returning to Tokyo in 2006 to start his eponymous label. He’s best known for his womenswear collection. He was a finalist for the Mango Fashion Award in 2010.

The Motonari Ono 2012-13 Autumn/Winter collection presented at Tokyo Fashion Week used leather as its main textile – from bold leather jackets to leather details on the dresses, shorts, and other pieces.

Please click the thumbnails below to check out the full sized versions of all of the pictures for yourself.

Motonari Ono 2012-13 Autumn/Winter

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External Link: Motonari Ono Official Website

 

About the photographer:
As long as he is behind his camera Will is a happy man. He has photographed everything from the slums of Bangkok to the catwalks of Tokyo. He is a contract photographer for Lonely Planet, his images and photo essays have appeared in Time Out, The Japan Times, Sportswear International and a variety of other newspapers, magazines and guidebooks around the world and his photo essays from Iraq for The Griffith Review even earned him a mention in the Australian book review of the year in 2006. In addition to his media related work, Will also shoots events, portraits, weddings and the occasional CD cover. Whatever he’s working on, he always writes about his jobs and how he goes about them at Will Robb Photography.

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