The first day of Paris Fashion Week hosted by GFC has come to an end after three shows. The third and final show of the day featured Saikouchiku, Par Jane, and Sasaki Yohinten.
The collection was a collaboration between the three designers of Saikouchiku; Eita Tajiri, Kotaro Nishizawa, and Hiromu Hashiguchi. Tajiri specialises in clothing design, Nishizawa in visual design, and Hashiguchi as a color designer.
The brand has gained popularity in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo for its sustainable approach to utilising second-hand clothes in order to create one-of-a-kind fashion pieces.
Jane Hong, creator of Par Jane, is a rising Korean fashion designer who has recently graduated from Bunka Fashion University in Tokyo.
Par Jane's Haute Couture Collection is inspired by Equestrianism. The collection draws inspiration from the curves and patterns of the equestrian world, and the equipment used such as saddles, bridles, and reins.
To bring her vision to life, Hong worked with silk, tulle, and organza. Hong composed the runway music inspired by the rhythmic cadence of a horse's hooves. The collection encapsulates the grace, elegance, and harmony found in Equestrianism.
Designer Sasaki Chiho took inspiration from various cultures around the world to create her latest collection. Her husband, Mitsugu Sasaki uses Japanese sashiko techniques to repurpose vintage clothes and fabrics. Together they overcame the challenges of working with vintage fabrics to create wearable works of art.