Tsumori Chisato's happy riot of color and print continued for Spring 2013. This time around, it came with a vaguely Southwest theme: cartoon cacti, antelope skulls, and vibrant desert-sunset hues. But for all its whimsy and sparkle, there were still wearable pieces on offer: a white silk t-shirt dress adorned with a watery zigzag print, a flowing maxi dress in printed chiffon, and a sharply cut pantsuit in bold cherry red.
>> Tsumori Chisato's whimsical aesthetic took a trip to Alpine Switzerland for Fall 2012. Sporty '70s colorblock decorated ski-ready separates — cape-sleeved sweaters, ankle-cropped pants — and snow-topped trees and even ski lifts made appearances in the form of large-scale prints on dresses and skirts. Despite the wintry reference, colors were light and airy — and so were the fabrics: sherbet-hued silks, whisper-thin chiffons, and drapey wools.
Michelle Monaghan found a remarkable way to turn up the heat on the red carpet at the Prince of Persia premiere in LA. Look closely, and peep the bow surprise on her Andrew Gn dress. We've seen a lot of bows in our lifetime, but the unexpected placement on her thigh is a genius way to update a tried and true classic. We like this trend so much, we're also trying it out on tops, shorts, and even rompers. What a bow-tiful surprise!
Back in high school, Mademoiselle Wood made it a requirement that we all read Le Petit Prince in French — a daunting task at the time. But I soon I became wrapped up in the dreamlike, surprisingly profound, world of this little prince and his similarly unpredictable companions.
Fast-forward to the present day, and I'm captivated by The Little Prince once again, as Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato is set to launch her own adaptation of the classic novella in collaboration with Shu Uemura.
See more pictures, and get additional information about the collection after the jump.
We stopped over at Bird last weekend and had a peek at Tsumori Chisato's Spring 2009 collection. Vibrant and free-spirited as always, the range suits Spring's optimistic mood. Creative agency/clothing label/film studio Surface to Air has been in charge of Chisato's ad campaigns for eight seasons now. This Spring 09 they amped up the surrealist vibe and brought out the colors in Chisato's fantastic prints. Check out the campaign images in the gallery below.
We all have designer favorites. But Vivalaemily714 loves Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato so much she created an entire look inspired by the designer's use of volume and colors. She incorporated two of Tsumori's playful dresses and filled the rest of the look with matching accessories. I love the varying shades of purple. Considering the designer began her work with the famed Issey Miyake in the late '70s, it's no surprise she dreams up such wonderfully avant-garden designs.