Atsushi Nakashima 2012-13 A/W

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On Monday, March 19th, Japanese label Atsushi Nakashima showcased their 2012 Autumn/Winter collection on the runway at Tokyo Midtown.

Atsushi Nakashima is a graduate of Nagoya Fashion College. In 2004, he moved to Paris, where Jean Paul Gaultier scouted him and made himhis assitant. He returned to Japan in 2011 to start a women’s line.

Atsushi Nakashima Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection presented at Japan fashion week showcased womenswear in mostly subdued hues with several flourishes of bright color. The the most exceptional pieces featured 3D designs and geometrical adornments, some of which reminded us of British designer Sophie Hulme’s “armour” recent collections.

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External Link: Atsushi Nakashima 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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About the photographer:
Michael Steinebach has been fortunate enough to travel and see the world. Exposed to the limitless possibilities of photography 20 years ago, he grew up looking at things differently. He currently shoots in the areas of people, fashion, and news photography in Japan. He maintains a Facebook page with samples of his work. He can be emailed about contract work or with questions or comments on his photography.

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  1. a skeptical woman

    The outfits are innovative and sharp with a geometric appeal which I’m personally not very fond of but it works well for most of the outfits.

    However.. I am deeply averted by the models!! Their bone-sticks legs, their sunken faces with protruding jaw and cheek bones. How can the fashion industry keep advocating this? This is not only nonaesthetic, but is a danger to these women that they can barely avoid. On the runway, this is acceptable.. but what happens when these women go out in real life?

  2. MsKelevra

    O woww, I would definitely wear some of those outfits!

  3. MsKelevra

    And I agree with ‘a skeptical woman’ regarding the models.