Off to a late start, but with a bang (music by Koji Miyakawa) that made a security guard jump (literally!) the Commuun show in the 8th arrondissement yesterday in Paris, these Japanese designers opted for an African Fall/Winter 2010-2011.
Dubbed « African Landscape » all the dark skinned models were made up by Kazunori Miyasaka (with Shiseido) and were given goddess-like golden foreheads. They looked like they were stepping out from under the warm African sky and down the white marble steps of the Palais de la Decouverte.
The pieces all had the Commuun cuts and angle-work that make their mark distinguishable, but with bolder colors and a slightly wider range of textiles. Always natural fabrics, the flowing silks were there of course, but there was also a touch of soft woven wools and a (faux?) fur piece that begged to be touched.
What is wonderful about Commuun, is that the clothing is of a tangible design, that not only wears beautifully but it looks like it feels good on the skin and is best of all ecologically friendly. Bravo Kaito Hori and Iku Furudate!