Spring / Summer 2014 womenswear collections referenced Japanese fashion in a major way, and if Master Yohji, Issey-san, and Empress Rei had a penny for every nod that was paid to their archives during fashion week, well, they’d have a whole lot of ¥en in the bank. From asymmetrical cutting to those unpredictable ruffles, the designers of the world showed their Asian persuasion to the max and we're all over it.
What is Italian and Japanese and comes with a really expensive price tag? Well, come to think of it, Nicola Formichetti… but for Spring/Summer 14, the answer was also Bottega Veneta. Full of asymmetrical necklines, stiff hemlines and plush ruffles, Tomas Maier echoed the sculptural classics of Rei Kawakubo. You could say it was comme de Comme des Garçons.