Toga in the House

Toga in the House

>> I was just going to write about this S/S 13 Toga top, which I bought as a personal order and bang on about how the clear-miniscule-bead encrusted bows running up the sleeves, summed up the gaffer-taped, roughed-up prettiness, which shows like Christopher Kane promoted for spring summer.        Then I saw that the top had popped up on Net-a-Porter  this week and have decided that the bigger news is that TOGA IS ON NAP!  All hail the buying team for recognising the brilliance that is this slightly under-the-radar Japanese label designed by Yasuko Furata.  Save for Feathers and LN-CC in London, Toga hasn't exactly been within easy reach.  I used to get my Toga fix whenever I went back to Hong Kong where department stores there have long seen the light in Furata's particular eclectic yet refined mish-mash.  

Toga sits within a similar generation of a brand like Sacai, which is also getting stronger and stronger and I love that they're establishing this post-Comme, post-Yohji generation of Japanese designers that are finally making their mark in Paris.  Toga hasn't yet done a proper show but it's making headway with a debut presentation this season (more about that later), which hopefully means there'll be more love for Toga in stores next season.  

Still, Net-a-Porter is a pretty awesome coup.  It's an important stockist for any brand and best of all, when I do talk up Toga again (need to post about their debut presentation in Paris), I'll have an international point of sale to refer to, one that needs no introduction to anyone.  

P.S. ¬£545 for a stripy top is indeed a princely price sum but I would say that getting Japanese designers out of their domestic market does seem to knock up the pricing quite a bit.  Also, a touch of those caviar-esque beaded bows and I promise you that you can dent into the price with your mental willpower. 

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  1. Welson Prado

    2013-03-14 at 7:51 PM

    look my blog please, tnks 😀
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  2. Simone

    2013-03-14 at 7:57 PM

    Expensive indeed, but what a beautiful top! Looks great on you! flaircat.com

  3. November Blue

    2013-03-14 at 8:42 PM

    pink suits you c:

  4. verity sheales

    2013-03-14 at 9:16 PM

    I’m in love with that top gahhh
    http://vasfashion.blogspot.co.uk
    x

  5. Astrid

    2013-03-14 at 9:33 PM

    Your shirt is perfect I love the bows!
    Astrid from http://theweeklystyler.com

  6. Kim

    2013-03-14 at 10:14 PM

    Fantastic!

  7. Second Floor Flat

    2013-03-14 at 10:23 PM

    Wouldn’t be sure of it had it not been for the combo with this skirt. Looks great!

  8. Stacey Kelly

    2013-03-14 at 11:16 PM

    love the pink strips with the sequin bottom! your style is so wild and fun.
    STYLE STARS

  9. Little Red Book

    2013-03-15 at 2:14 AM

    Very cool line, look forward to the presentation pics.
    http://www.littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.com

  10. milex

    2013-03-15 at 2:31 AM

    Even if I hate pink I still love this.
    http://milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  11. Suzi Maynard

    2013-03-15 at 10:54 AM

    I love this striped top. The cute bows look like they’re encrusted with black caviar. I mean this in a positive way. Very luxe!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  12. Local & Opulent

    2013-03-15 at 2:02 PM

    I love this outfit! Completely obsessed!
    A new post is up on Local & Opulent – I got my press credentials and am heading to World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto! Plus, some vintage photos from my last stint there!
    http://localandopulent.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/583/

  13. Local & Opulent

    2013-03-15 at 2:02 PM

    I love this outfit! Completely obsessed!
    A new post is up on Local & Opulent – I got my press credentials and am heading to World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto! Plus, some vintage photos from my last stint there!
    http://localandopulent.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/583/

  14. Local & Opulent

    2013-03-15 at 2:02 PM

    I love this outfit! Completely obsessed!
    A new post is up on Local & Opulent – I got my press credentials and am heading to World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto! Plus, some vintage photos from my last stint there!
    http://localandopulent.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/583/

  15. Marta

    2013-03-15 at 5:17 PM

    Like those photos and that sweater!!
    http://martabarcelonastyle.blogspot.com.es
    (a party outfit)

  16. P.S. Lily Boutique

    2013-03-15 at 6:14 PM

    Lovely sweater! :)x
    http://www.pslilyboutique.com

  17. anna

    2013-03-15 at 8:18 PM

    Awwwww I fall in love with bows and your sweater is just so cute !
    makelifecolorful.blogspot.co.uk

  18. A

    2013-03-16 at 10:24 AM

    such a gorgeous piece! if only i had that money to spend!
    Such a great leap for the label!
    i wish them good luck and hopefully see more of them in the future!
    especially with gorgeous pieces like theses!
    A
    http://www.23ofashion.blogspot.co.uk

  19. mayathapapaya

    2013-03-17 at 9:52 AM

    Such a gr8 piece and looks amazing on you!

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