With a collection that combined comic books with clothes, the sexagenarian Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato hit the AW15 Paris catwalks with a zap! Bang! Pow!
After graduating from Tokyo’s renowned Bunka Fashion College, and then working for Issey Miyake for more than 10 years, Tsumori Chisato debuted her own exuberant line in 1990. Her imaginative designs involve luxurious textiles, technical innovation, intricate beading, embroidery, appliqués and her own hand-drawn prints, the latter hinting at her youthful aspirations to be a manga illustrator perhaps. For AW15, she said she was inspired by crime-fighters including Catwoman and Batman — but only in their retro incarnations. So what should a modern-day superhero wear to save the city from fashion crimes? According to Chisato, sophisticated silhouettes, colour blocking, fun prints, intarsia knits, oversized collars, intense blues — petrol and midnight — a little bit of sparkle and a touch of fur. When it comes to channelling the superpower of looking fabulous, we think she has it just right.
Photography by ELISE TOÏDÉ
Styling by THÉOPHILE HERMAND
Hair & Make-up: CAROLINE FENOUIL
Model: PAVLINA DROZD at SUPREME
￼All clothes: TSUMORI CHISATO