This season, Yasuko Furuta named her show ‘Sport, Air, Scrunched’, which turned out to be a celebration of tomboyish femininity. TOGA SS19 collection features modern shapes and layered silhouettes, with an athleisure feel.
We saw delicate dresses made from scrunched silk and mesh, cut out pieces with flashing fluorescent cycle shorts, which don’t seem to be leaving our wardrobes anytime soon. They were paired with sock-sneakers with heavy soles, billowing fabrics, and skydiving goggles.
Colours ranging from muted tones like black and beige, contrasted with bright greens and fluorescent purples. A series of pieces had intricate frills, which decorated trench coats and blazers.
The designer paired crisp white shirts either paired with waist belts or splattered with bright prints.
Cape-like tailoring, baroque and floral prints clashing and stilettos with thick rubber-like soles all made the collection unique and one of the most interesting this season.
The collection is cool, elegant and wearable, which is why TOGA is one of our favourites.
Founded in 19977 in Tokyo, TOGA is one of the most the preeminent brands to emerge from Japan in the last nineteen years. Founder and designer Yasuko Furuta has shown her TOGA collections in Paris as well as Tokyo and made her LFW debut at the AW14 catwalk. This September we saw the brand’s Spring/Summer vision in a pool of light at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre.
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Text: Kristina Ivanova