Yoshio Kubo 2012 S/S Collection
The 2012 S/S edition of Japan Fashion Week (aka Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) in Tokyo is under way! Several times each day, TokyoFashion.com’s contributors are reporting back from runway shows and events all over town. Be sure to check out all of our Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo coverage.
On Wednesday, October 19th, Japanese label Yoshio Kubo showcased their 2012 Spring/Summer collection on the runway at roomsLINK at belle salle SHIBUYA FIRST.
Yoshio Kubo got his fashion education and experience in America. Graduating from Philadelphia University’s school of Textile & Science in 2000, he went on to work for as assistant designer to New York haute couture designer Robert Danes for four years. He returned to Japan in 2004 to found his eponymous fashion brand.
The Yoshio Kubo 2012 S/S Collection show at Japan Fashion Week was held on a circular “runway” with a live band in the center. The models walked quickly in a circle around the band. Most of the outfits featured jacquard fabrics, some with bold colorful patterns. Men’s leggings, a popular site on the streets of Tokyo in recent winters, were also present in the collection. The abundance of different patterns layered together in some of the outfits may appear extremely busy to less adventurous dressers, but Tokyo’s edgiest street kids are likely drooling over this collection while counting down the days until it arrives in stores.
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Yoshio Kubo 2012 Spring/Summer
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External Link: Yoshio Kubo 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.