I promise this is the last trickle of "When I was in Tokyo posts.." (I defy any fashion blogger to go there and NOT come back with two weeks' worth of bi-daily content).  In addition to discovering the completely unfamiliar, it also felt good to find out more about something that I was vaguely familiar with.  Miharayasuhiro is a fairly well-established Japanese label that I know primarily for its menswear as well as his collaboration with Puma.  I know that its menswear looks awesome in real life when I see it layered up dudes and I can't guess what it is they're wearing until they tell me. 

Other than that, with its limited stockists abroad, Miharayasuhiro and I don't cross paths that often…




On a visit to its store in Aoyama, I delved a bit further into Miharayasuhiro's wider offerings such as his womenswears shoes, something which makes sense as Mihara started off with a shoe line in 1994 when he was still at Tama Art University.  Yasuhiro's shoe roots show in these sturdy heels from the S/S 11 current collection which seem quite weighty despite the transparent perspex heels. 




Miharayasuhiro's way with adding a masculine foundations to its womenswear is evident in this rose-print which could also be a take on camoflage.  Hong Kong stalwart store Joyce have a few of these printed pieces online as part of their exclusive lines…


I've never actually really been made aware of Miharayasuhiro's womenswear collections until I saw a six-page feature in Dazed & Confused's February 2011 issue talking up the S/S 11 collection which takes its primary motif from a Georgia O'Keefe photographic floral print. 



I love the accompanying editorial shot by Marlene Marino and styled by Karen Langley where Tao Okamoto wanders around the pockets of 'quiet' in Tokyo, wafting in Yasuhiro's quiet but powerfully assured clothes. 

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For A/W 11-12, Miharayasuhiro doesn't stray from fortified clothes and yes, it might be too hot to be thinking about knitted gilets, shearling, cable knit coats and velvet capes but quietly planning another trip to Tokyo for a more weather-appropriate October, in which case, these wintry textures will feel absolutely right.  There's an intriguing sense of drama in a red brocade fur-trimmed cape beyond the practicality of knitted bodywarmers and parkas in autumnal shades which prevents the collection from becoming a winter-season tick-sheet and not much else.    


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Comments (21)

  1. GIAA says:

    wow I didn’t know that designer… amazing!

  2. Kate says:

    What beautiful shapes and colours…

  3. I love miharayasuhiro’s concept and designs. So subtle yet powerful. I adore the S/S 2011 collection in the Dazed & Confused editorial, which features miu miu muse Rina Ohta shot by Nobuyoshi Araki. Wrote about it here http://inwonderunderground.blogspot.com/2011/03/miharayasuhiro-ss-2011-collection-x.html

  4. Madame M says:

    Oh my god! Fabrics and cuts seem amazing!

  5. Pedro Garfo says:

    Adorable 🙂
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  6. S says:

    love ;D
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  7. Kazuko says:

    beautiful. the shoes are too good to be true 🙂

  8. Meena Dhuga says:

    beautiful xxx love 🙂 those knits looks comfy
    Meena xx

  9. Harley Evans says:

    Nice dresses, really liked the red one, why didn`t she model it?

  10. NM says:

    The clothes are beautifully textured. May be the UK will be warm enough for the A/W collection in October, but Tokyo will have to wait another month or so!

  11. sarah says:

    What beautiful clothes! The shoes are my absolute favourite!

  12. Swan says:

    Anytime you go to Tokyo is fine by me. I think I need to dig back through your posts a bit.

  13. Those loafer-type heels are bombastic. Yes, BOMBASTIC.

  14. I love this editorial. I love the fabrics and the cuts. And the shoes in the first pics are just amazing!!!
    Kisses and hugs
    miss Margaret Cruzemark

  15. adele says:

    Wish I could go to Tokyo, especially to get some of those amazing shoes!!!!!
    Just discovered your blog. Hope you stop by mine soon xoxo

  16. Trevor says:

    Dear Ms Bubble,
    Do you ever get the feeling that sometimes you should treat your man to flowers. There is nothing more that lights up a man’s life than a nice bouquet of ‘I think you’re amazing’.
    Think about it…

  17. Xiomara says:

    Amazing fabrics and structure! The photos are great!

  18. Sean says:

    love love love, thanks for sharing!

  19. Christina says:

    I really liked this post Suzie!
    I’ve drooled over his mens jackets at Browns.. he makes the cleverest little tweaks in detail to his garments that are so playful and beautiful.

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