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Somarta’s take on biology

On the last day of Tokyo Fashion week I went to a Seibu department store in Shibuya to check “Body Genealogy” – a popup exhibition of avant-garde couture pieces from a Japanese label Somarta.

Somarta’s designer Tamae Hirakawa beside RTW presented a very unique collection of highly-crafted garments and accessories that were inspired by various body parts. I particularly liked skin-tight lace bodysuits. I am sure that a lot of celebrities would want to have their hands on those costumes.

The designer experimented with various non-fabric materials, implementing a lot of intricate beading work and sculpted architectural shapes. There was so much originality, at times it took my breath away. I remember myself awing out loud a lot. My favorite piece from the entire collection was the moth dress with amazing beading work in front.

I would have loved to see these beauties on the runway – it would have made the best show of the season for sure but then again giving everyone an opportunity to see all the details up-close was a smart move. I just wish the exhibition was permanent. ^-^

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