06.03.2022 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

As curtains close on fashion month, in an industrial warehouse the spotlight shone on TOGA’s A / W 2022 collection. In the video presentation, juxtaposition was front and centre. Hybridized garments, raw edges, and cut-out sections carry throughout Yasuko Furunta’s designs. 

“Hoops, bouncing, swinging,” is how Furutu described this season’s collection. The show notes reference Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing,)” with the collection featuring a medley of silks, faux fur, sequins, feathers and lamé fabrics. We are certainly keen to swish across the dancefloor in these designs, red sequins and faux goat hair flouncing with each step.

Models were on the move to the backing track of “Inkjet” by Crate Classics, remixed by 5 Easy Pieces. Fur trims and knee-high leather, spliced tailoring and drop skirts, the clothes showcase Furuto’s eclectic charm while remaining refined. A colourful knit peeps beneath the hem of a blazer, while the next look inverts the design. Elsewhere, kimono-inspired jackets in crushed floral and faux-fur fringed blazers pay tribute to TOGA’s free-spirited tailoring. These playful details carry the designs beyond gender binaries with an emphasis on wearability. 

This season’s accompanying film is directed by fashion photographer Johnny Dufort. Established in 1997 the Tokyo-based brand celebrates its 25th year with Furutu at the helm, continuing to offer deconstructed modern classics unique in every cut. Take a look at the collection in full here.

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