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September 16, 2008

New Designer Spotlight: Aguri Sagimori

Aguri Sagimori is a newly graduated Japanese designer. Her work is a combination of high concept designs and edgy cuts that allows her to take on the modern development of fashion with classic styles.  The first collection produced by Aguri Sagimori combines an homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” with classic design elements to produce a mixture of high concept clothing in her show. The collection, mostly black and red, combines laser cutouts following bird motifs with detailed graphical patterns of flowers and careful lattice work.  The overall effect is one that is both conceptual and very much effective as a wearable fashion product. The ready to wear collection released in conjunction carries over the same themes, but to a much lesser, more practical extent. The collection here showcases  the Spring/Summer 2009 collection which was featured on the second day of Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo at Harajuku Quest Hall on September 2, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.

While I know Sigimori’s work may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I love its mixture of avant garde and modernism, stylized Japanese influence and lines, and quirky sensibility. The moidels remind me of ball joint dolls especially the hair do’s, which I’m not sure if is intentional or not.

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