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Japan Fashion Week 2010

Your jotter put on his most comfortably fashionable clothes and went style spotting @Japan Fashion Week last March. In this four-part post are the best Japanese collections for Fall-Winter 2010.

Shiny silks, nappy velvets, military fatigue, and leopard print tights--winter is a safari at Dress Camp. 

Above-the-knee dresses with pleated tulip skirts were cut high on the waist and worn with leopard –print leggings for maximum coverage against the elements. Leather gloves were worn by both men and women and looked particularly nifty with a ruched beige satin dress with a pleated bib front. 

As in other collections, small, short suits were big at DRESSCAMP.  Those shown in this runway however looked sharper in fatigue wool and feature adjustable sleeve length with clever use of large, gold, exposed zippers.

Menswear is young and trendy; the silhouette is cut close to a lean body. One of my favorite look is neo—military chic: a hunter green silk scarf with a lace heart patch softens the fatigue knitted shirt with epaulets. The skinny pants have diagonal patch army pockets that buffer an otherwise severity.

Must-have from this collection are the velvet and satin tulip dresses for women and the black wool trench coat with gold buttons for men.