Junko Shimada’s Fall Winter 2010-11 collection comprises of vivid colors, the celebration of tribal exuberance somewhat at odds with the coming season’s fascination with easy, fuss-free dressing and retro inspired shapes. Despite a marked absence of all the usual suspects, ikat prints and ideals of practical utility wear, strong color blocks, spotted and striped mohair-knit dresses and shearling lined latex-look dresses and skirts present a distinctly nomadic conceit. It’s the oversized neckwear that has really attracted our attention, adorned with long dip-dye fringes the metal geometric shapes, attached with industrial look rubber tubing fuse sci-fi flair with Native American dream catchers. Wet look fabrics and reinterpreted turbans that tie at the base of the neck reinforce the look.
Somehow our DIY attempt, grappling with a coat hanger wire and industrial tape is failing to attain similar levels of greatness.