Summer fruits are precisely what the name suggests; should really be eaten by seasonality and only in the summer. However, strawberry ice cream, the expensive or the cheapie variety can be enjoyed all year round and Tsumori Chisato seems to feel the same way. Where most collections have gone decidedly sophisticated for next winter, Chisato has stuck to what she knows and taken her signature quirkly girliness to a new level. Whereas prints still feature quite a bit in the collection, it’s the wearable marshmallow pieces that have caught my eye, especially through these images by Sonny Vandevelde. Quilting, satin, flowers, tiers, ruffles are precisely all a bit too much yet it’s still appreciated by the ‘more is more’ sensibility that I’ve always held. Especially when the season is looking like I will be drowned in sharp tailoring, deep colours and subtle detailing, all of which are nice things but I’m also partial to these exceptions to the catwalk trend rules.
Afterall, if I’m eating strawberry ice cream in the summer, doesn’t mean I’m not going to stop eating it in the winter with a nice bit of rhubarb crumble. Oh god…this euphemism for wearing girly pale ice cream colours in the winter is all getting a bit crap isn’t it…?
Yadda yadda yadda…bottom line is that I’m definitely making it my mission to trek it back to Hong Kong sometime this year to pay the Tsumori Chisato store a much-needed, heavily-delayed visit.