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Daring designs lead looks on Tokyo catwalks

Daring designs lead looks on Tokyo catwalks
March 23, 2017

TOKYO – Colorful embroidery, creative batik designs and fearless facial jewelry brightened the catwalks at Tokyo Fashion Week where Asian designers presented their Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collections this week.

Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri decorated loose and oversized black, white and gray outfits with delicate flower embroidery to add bursts of color.

Indonesian designer Rani Hatta worked mostly in monochrome, but weaved thick red threads through her work.

Traditional Indonesian batik material - which applies wax-resistant dyeing to the cloth - was the highlight of designer Michelle Tjokrosaputro's collection, where it featured in vibrant jacket and skirt combinations as well as dresses.

Thai designer Linda Charoenlab added edgy motifs to colorful tartan outfits and complemented the looks with facial jewelry that dangled from models' ears to their mouths.

More than 50 designers are presenting their creations at the event, officially known as Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo. –Reuters