Wooden gowns in Tokyo Fashion week

Japan is famous for its sophisticated materials and specialized fabrics, a source of inspiration for the country’s designers.

At the Tokyo Fashion Week, from March 20 to 25, 2017, Hanae Mori Manuscript  led the way in showing an inventive craft Japanese trademark with wood fashioned into lace and sculpted in evening gowns.

For the 2017-18 autumn-winter collection designed for Japanese label Hanae Mori, creator Yu Amatsu used Discs of chestnut and walnut bark to make a dress with triangular panels, a tribute to the emblematic Bao Bao bag, Issey Miyake.

Wood was fashioned into sleeve ties and delicate butterfly hair pieces, symbol of the mark.. The theme: “combine”, associate fabrics, materials to create something different and more beautiful, confides Yu Amatsu who has sometimes struggled to succeed in this complex mix.