Sea motives in Junko Shimada ss17
Time is a luxury we cannot fully own. This is what a fisherman, URASHIMA TARO, celebrated in Japanese nursery rhymes, learns to his sorrow when he comes back on land after having partied in the mesmerizing depths of the ocean, Invited by a turtle changed princess. Back on the surface, the world he knew is long gone. For this season, JUNKO SHIMADA explores again a theme dear to her heart: the sea. This Japanese tale inspires the collection patterns and fabrics. Stripes and straight lines become oscillations, transparency blends with gloss, linen meets satin and sequins. Bikinis are not so shy under seethrough short dresses with organza ruffles and blue spiral patterns. Linen and chiffon, declined on long jackets and robes, underline the paradox of this season, playing with both rigidity and fluidity. Magnetic, sensual, duchess satin offers contrast with the regularity of black and off white stripes on tracksuits, teddies, trapeze dresses, long skirts and short suits. Sequins sublimates the waves and spirals patterns on evening dresses and mini- skirts. Created by japanese tailors to be sold to american soldiers and sailors, the famous SUKAJAN jackets, true symbols of the encounter of two cultures, are made of black and blue silk, striped and embroidered, lined with changing silk. As you may know, Evenings can be fresh on the seashores.