>> Japanese label Somarta may be layered up, comprising of fabric experimentation at the fruition point of their fashion shows but peel them all back and at the core of it is a seamless lace bodysuit that designer Tamae Hirokawa, who set up Somarta in 2006, always bases her collections around.  Like I said before, delving and researching Japanese designers is always a bit of a clickety click mystery but from Somarta's website, I can definitely discern that her bodysuits have spawned a range of 'Second Skin' garments comprising of different lace separates; leggings, scoop neck tops, vests and opera gloves. They also come in two different lace patterns; 'Robin' and 'Guardian'… check the comic book references there!

I haven't quite figured out the part of actually ordering any of these things but when I do finally build up a complete set of Somarta Second Skin pieces, I will have accomplished my mission to look like a Kylie Minogue interpretive backing dancer… oh yes, oh yes! 



Comments (11)

  1. Sabine says:

    Up to now I thought I would skip Christmas, I didn’t need anything, but not anymore… I want these badly! Though looking at their website I realise I will have to learn Japanese before I can get my hands on a lacey catsuit.

  2. loove it!
    congrats love your blog
    btw a little surprise
    lingerie fashion to diee forr

  3. Duck says:

    Haha love it, I wish I were a Kylie back up dancer too! Or do I mean I want to go home with one of the “dancers” from the Slow video… Oh well, either way!

  4. Gorgeous Looks Savage who needs lingerie when you have this!

  5. Really cool. I’ve always been intrigued by the Japanese fashion scene, but know little about it….language barrier is a bit of an issue. I’m sure to check out Somarta’s stuff! Lovely concept btw.

  6. Oh yeah, I see images of a Kylie Minogue concert. 😀

  7. roxy says:

    lace can be tricky… this looks good, though

  8. Krishna says:

    Really striking images! Lovely lovely lovely.

  9. gilda says:

    they are brilliant!! let me know if you need help ordering! 😀 i feel like i want some myself! gah.

  10. Really striking images! Lovely lovely lovely.

  11. Somarta has a really lovely and detailed “skin series”. In their 2011-12 A/W collection Metamorphosis – Wunderkammer, the fabric experimentation from lace to something structured is amazing.

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