The 11th Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo is under way! Several times each day, TokyoFashion.com’s contributors are reporting back from runway shows all over town – usually with lots of pictures.
On Monday, October 18th, Japanese label Nozomi Ishiguro showcased their 2011 Spring/Summer collection at Venire/Venire cafe on the 5th floor of Y’s Square Harajuku. This collection featured beautiful knit and translucent fabrics on stunningly styled models. Even if you can’t imagine wearing the pieces, the overall imagery is gorgeous!
Born in 1964 in Tokyo, Nozomi Ishiguro graduated from the Kuwasawa Design School, where he studied in the Dress Design Department. He then spent the first twelve years of his fashion career as a designer for Comme des Garcons, rising to the level of lead designer on three of the label’s lines. In 1998, Comme des Garcons gave him his own eponymous line. This led to the launch of his men’s collection in 2002. His design influences are wide and varied – from contemporary Japanese and Western fashion to the playful young styles of gothic and Lolita. Because of this, some of his clothes are very wearable, while some of his lines are more experimental.
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Nozomi Ishiguro 2011 Spring/Summer
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External Link: Nozomi Ishiguro 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.