Ikumi autumn/winter 2016 collection catwalk show for NYFWNew York Fashion Week AW16
Ikumi presented a boundary-pushing autumn/winter 2016 collection in an empty retail space for New York Fashion Week. The new looks were monochromatic as usual for the designer.
Ikumi is the best of both worlds, Japanese minimalism meets crazy Japanese Harajuku street style. This collection was no exception.
Lit by only a couple florescent lights, the models walked down the runway barefoot to the sound of what can only be described as guitar reverb mixed with drums.
Jumpsuits, oversized sweatshirts, body chains, large fur coats and tulle skirts made up the collection. Highlights included hoodies with Japanese woodblock prints and giant fur hats. Everything looked disheveled, from the shirt buttons to the models’ greasy hair.
The most prominent aspect of the looks were the metal spikes that covered the models’ neck and faces. It is clear that Ikumi, a former model, is very proud of her work and involved in her business. Not only does she design the clothes, she models them as well. Though this is only her third season in New York, it is clear that Ikumi has a strong sense of design.