Vintage look takes the spotlight at Tokyo fashion fair

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 04:50 hrs

Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) The vintage style, sailor look and industrial, ethnic and environmental weaves are among the styles making waves at the International Fashion Fair in Tokyo, where some 750 firms from 20 countries are unveiling their designs.

Organizers of the event, the largest fashion fair in Japan, expect up to 25,000 domestic and foreign buyers to pass through its doors.

The buyers are checking out the work of designers and placing orders for wholesalers for the spring-summer season.

Women, based on the designs on display in Tokyo, are expected to return in a few months to classic cuts.

European sophistication, frills, fine fabrics, boots and beads are the name of the game in Tokyo, where dresses accompanied by a showy hat or beret make an elegant fashion statement.

Some designers are showcasing weaves that are a play on nature, with dry leaves and forest colours, as well as wools that provide an exotic and adventurous touch.



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