Kamishima Chinami 2012-13 A/W

The 2012-13 A/W edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo is under way! TokyoFashion.com’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 Monday, March 19th, Japanese label Kamishima Chinami showcased their 2012 Autumn/Winter collection on the runway at Tokyo Midtown.

Chinami Kamishima is a graduate of Esmod Japon Fashion College. After graduating, she traveled abroad and was inspired by her experiences. She launched Kamishima Chinami in 1998, and showed her first collection at 2002 Spring/Summer Tokyo Collection.

The label’s designs are inspired by nature. Most of the color-dying for her collections is done by hand in a shop within her studio.

The theme of the Kamishima Chinami 2012-13 Autumn/Winter show presented at Tokyo Fashion Week was “Winter Forest”. The womenswear collection featured several pieces with bold graphics. This designer is know for extremely high quality (often hand made) and detailed pieces, and this collection followed that tradition.

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Kamishima Chinami 2012-13 Autumn/Winter

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External Link: Kamishima Chinami Official Website


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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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  1. I love Kamishima. The colour palette is awesome as well as the use of fur…Really amazing! So sad that I was not able to be there…but gonna write an article for the magazine as well :)