Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Kiev, Fashion Scout

It's all happening in the Ukraine and Russia in terms of fashion shows. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia ran from the 26th until the 31st of March and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Kiev ran from the 26th until the 29th March.

Maria Hitcher showed her Autumn Winter 2015-16 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Kiev in the Fashion Scout hall. Fashion Scout is included in London, Paris and Kiev Fashion Weeks and supports emerging fashion designers by sponsoring shows for selected young talent. Fashion Scout Kiev has become the best platform for young designers from all over Eastern Europe. This season Fashion Scout Kiev will house 30 designers from different countries, including the Czech Republic, Georgia, Russia, Canada and, of course, Ukraine.

The Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter Collection is bright, colourful and playful. Hitcher is a conceptual brand of women’s clothing and Hitcher sights the aesthetics of the 40s and films by David Lynch as the main inspiration for her new collection. The collection tells a story about women and how they should just be proud of their uniqueness. Hitcher hopes women won't try to hide their strength. Intelligence and eccentricity, pure colors, minimalist cut and simple classic silhouettes, complemented by constructivity details are the main DNA of brand Maria Hitcher.

I think my favourite look is the faux fur green coat with its yellow straps shown in photo 4. This shot is from the Fashion Scout Runway held about 24 hours ago.

What is your favourite look? Do you try and discover new talent? Have you purchased and of their pieces? Comment at the end of the post - I love to hear from you!

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16, MBFWK, Fashion Scout,

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16, MBFWK, Fashion Scout,

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16, Backstage at MBFWK, Fashion Scout, photo by Bricks Magazine

Maria Hitcher Autumn Winter 2015-16, Backstage at MBFWK, Fashion Scout, photo by Bricks Magazine

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Floating Flower Garden 花と我と同根

An Exhibition at Tokyo’s Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Check out this exhibition by Teamlab at Tokyo's Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

I was looking at the kanji that was included in the information for the exhibition too to further my Japanese studies. From my limited kanji knowledge, the Kanji 花と我と同根、庭と我と一体と translates into a sentence describing how humans and flowers share the same root and we can be one with the garden. Viewers should walk through the installation and feel the tranquil vibe. Teamlab invites participants to immerse themselves in a thick abundance of delicate pink petals and lush greenery.

The installation is also interactive. The colorful blossoms most near to each viewer rise upwards, slowly, all at once, creating a cavity of flowers that surrounds them. Therefore the spaces around each viewer are constantly moving and changing position because they are affected by each viewer, their movement and their position within the installation. If lots of people gather closely together, the dome spaces link up to form one single, massive cavity.

Check out the video below!

Photos Courtesy of Teamlab.

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

Teamlab's Floating Flower Garden, Tokyo

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These Boots are Made for Walking

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16

Tokyo Fashion Week, March 16-21, 2015

Day 5 at Tokyo Fashion Week saw House of Holland, the London based brand run by Henry Holland, take to the DHL Exported stage. Holland said that his House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16 presentation was inspired by the Blade Runner movie and a future cityscape - his Mongolian fur pieces in the show really stood out.

The runway show soundtrack was a few singles off of Drake’s new album, along with house and Mark Ronson’s hit ‘Uptown Funk’. There was also a question and answers sessions with Holland after the show.

I have to say that I love the rich colours and bold patterns of this Autumn Winter 2015-16 House of Holland collection. I feel like there is sort of a tough girl vibe to the show that fits in well with the Tokyo scene. Each outfit appeals to me as I love dressing in bright colours with black accents to tie the look together - I find myself often dressing in an outfit with a black bag and shoes. You probably notice this if you are an avid visitor to Fashion Blender™.

I love the garter top shown in photo 3, however my favourite look has to be the blue/black ensemble in photo 6. This is closely followed by the red leather and pink Mongolian fur neck piece look in the last photo. Who can go past all those boots!! They'll certainly wear well - they have a dirty surface treatment straight out of Blade Runner! If I wasn't sold on the Blade Runner theme to start with, that red outfit sealed the deal.

The DHL Export program is a program that supports designers entering the global market. This time around the program, which offers the opportunity to present one’s collection at fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Tokyo, attracted over 150 applications from around the world. Four winners were chosen and Henry Holland (House of Holland) won the opportunity to present his collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO in October 2014 and March 2015. Holland feels that '...London and Tokyo have many things in common, such as how various cultures have been transmitted from the streets, and how people express their individuality and identity through their clothing.'

The world is becoming increasingly borderless and Holland feels that '...we are in an era of globalization, but we are definitely affected by the surrounding environment, and I feel that there is clearly a strong relationship between where we are based and the clothes that we make. This is not necessarily visibly apparent, but I feel that the aesthetics and our manner of approach are affected. For instance, I am from north London and I continue to work in London today, and I feel that Londoners use self-deprecating humor and irony and have a cheeky nature, and this is also reflected in my products. I think that it is important to introduce products made from this particular viewpoint to the world.'

Check out the video below!

Photos from tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/en.

What are your thoughts on the closing gap between continents because of our digital age? And the House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16 Collection shown at Tokyo Fashion Week? Which piece is your favourite. Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you!

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16, Tokyo Fashion Week

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Tokyo Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015-16 Street Style

Have you ever had one of those weeks? When your best laid plans have to fall by the wayside because something that you can't control comes up??

Well this past week has one of those weeks for me - I have been sick all week. Busy and sick is not a good combination because you don't have time to recover and it seems to go on.... and on.... and on....

Overall I have been amazingly lucky. It could have been a lot worse - I could have had to cancel my trip to London Fashion Week as well as my coverage of Tokyo Fashion Week. Thankfully I was able to work something out. You pull out all the stops to try and overcome all the odds?? You've been there right. It's surprising how much strength you have when you need it. It's FIGHT OR FLIGHT and all that cortisol kicks in and you're off!! You finally find a solution.

Well enough about that. Onto the main part of this article.

I am excited to talk about Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style once again because if you follow me on Instagram you would know that Tokyo Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015-16 has just ended.

Check out the shots I have compiled below. I'd like to specially mention shot 4 and 5 too because the lovely purple haired glamazon photographed by tokyofashion.com uses her leather rabbit ears and MOSCHINO backpack twice in two stunning outfits. I love looking at different ways to spice up the same items because let's face it, when you buy designer pieces, you want to make sure you can wear them as much as you can. In lots of different ways. I have used this lovely lady as inspiration for my Do It Yourself! outfit below.

Which is your favourite Tokyo Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015-16 Street Style shot below? Do you own any of the pieces? And do you think the gap between Europe and Tokyo street style is closing?? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you all!

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by Adam Katz Sinding

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by Adam Katz Sinding

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by Adam Katz Sinding

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by Adam Katz Sinding

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by fashion.163.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by fashion.163.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by fashion.163.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by fashion.163.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style, photo by tokyofashion.com

Do It Yourself! Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style Outfit

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