Christian Dada 2012-13 A/W

The 2012-13 A/W edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo is under way!’s contributors are reporting back from runway shows and events all over town several times each day. Be sure to check out all of our Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo coverage.

On Wednesday, March 21st, Japanese label Christian Dada showcased their 2012 Autumn/Winter collection on the runway at Tokyo Midtown. Christian Dada if one of our favorite young Japanese brands. Regular readers know that we’ve been covering their development (and collections) for some time.

Christian Dada creator Masanori Morikawa worked as an assistant abroad for Charles Anastase. He returned to Japan in 2007 and launched the label Livraison with a friend. He left Livraison in 2009 to create Christian Dada, launching his first collection in 2010 A/W.

The label’s debut at last autumn’s Japan Fashion Week was the most talked about show of the event, both in Japan and internationally. Though the label and its founder are young, the brand has already garnered international clients – including Lady Gaga, who wore an amazing Christian Dada creation to the MTV Japan Awards in 2011.

The Christian Dada 2012-13 Autumn/Winter collection shown at Tokyo Fashion Week had the theme of “Lost”. The show was basked in green, reminiscent of the light that might filter through a canopy of leaves if you were lost in the forest. The show was noticeably less conceptual that the last couple of seasons, featuring more wearable fashion than what we’ve come to expect on the Christian Dada runway. There were several edgy knit items, plenty of punk-inspired studs and torn fabrics, and at least one skinny leather jacket that had us thinking of Hedi Slimane’s glory days at Dior. Overall, “Lost” is a solid collection that is sure to appeal to the growing legion of fans that the brand has attracted.

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Christian Dada 2012-13 Autumn/Winter

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External Link: Christian Dada 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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