BDMOTP is back in action at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo and the first menswear show we’ve seen is Atsushi Nakashima. The Japanese designer worked alongside Jean Paul Gautlier for seven years in Paris before heading back to Tokyo in 2011 to launch his own collection.
But you won’t see any Madonna corsets coming from this Japanese prodigy. Nakashima’s AW16 collection couldn’t be more on point with what we’ve seen in the major fashion cities around the world like London, Paris and Milan. Colorblocking and geometric patterns dominate the collection, with a major emphasis on trends like the funky sneaker and turtlenecks. Both male and female models literally walked through metal hoops on the runway, a testament to Nakaskimas enduring spirit, perhaps?
The colors used for the menswear were mainly black and white with touches of red and hunter green. Metal accents were spotted throughout the collection in the form of belts and shoe adornments. Models looked sharp and serious, with slicked back hair and black, drawn out eyeliner. BDMOTP even headed backstage to get a feel for the vibe, and spotted some Maybelline makeup application in action.
We can’t help but fall in love with some of the jackets, which could be aptly paired with slacks, jeans…pretty much any style would look great with a Nakashima jacket covering it.
Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Natalie Rap.