Street style with a slight twist of colors and patterns was Hiromichi Ochiai’s approach for his label Facetasm for A/W 2012-2013 collection. The show took place at Tokyo Fashion Week and was entitled “Because I Was Certain That It Must Be Something Ahead of This, I Made It”, featuring a captivating selection of outerwears, knits, dresses and accessories that unmistakably gave the audience a visionary moment during the show. Ochiai was still with his essentials: impeccable tailoring, edgy aesthetic, unconventional cutting, texture, pattern and material mishmash–from the wild animal print to the sophisticated scottish plaid–the leopard peacoat, the wool oversized biker vest and the burgundy robe, evidence that outerwear was still his main vocabulary.
What felt new this season was the vivid color palette, bold pattern and the androgynous silhouette compared to the Spring collection. The biker jackets were the collection’s headliner–there was a delicate and subtle touch in the salmon asymmetrical sleeved biker jacket, same with the gray cape-biker cotton blend jacket with little pocket on the front–reminds me of Gucci cape meets Perfecto jacket in the 1970′s; an unsual-yet-cool blending.
For the boys, almost all the looks were paired with a short; oversized baseball jacket, plaid shirt, leopard gradation sleeved parkas, shearling cuff peacoat and mostly came in pretty strong colors for men in winter– although it would’ve been nice to see more trousers. The Tokyo street style notion of this collection may not everybody’s cup of tea and frankly sometimes it was over the top, but nevertheless, the designer made his point.
Images via Tokyo Fashion Week