Mame Kurogouchi – a tender beauty.
Mame Kurogouchi, Spring 2019 – Ready to Wear collection
– by Tony Glenville
In a presentation of delicacy and beauty, the debut collection of Mame Kurogouchi was inspired by a diary of seemingly unconnected daily events, the paintings of Shoen Uemura and Japanese ceremonial tradition.
The results were slender, fragile, often transparent, layers of pieces in silvery and delicate tones of wisteria, lemon, and white with black and silver tissue.
Red was used as a single line, threading through the collection, from ribbons tied across the models jawline, to a slender crossover half hidden at the neck of an outfit. The knitwear was of extraordinary “light as air” intricacy with a slight hint of patchwork in the mixing of patterns and stitches; lace, floral, lattice and stripes.
The summer feeling was highlighted by the designer throughout the collection.
It was a lovely Paris debut, and we watch with keen interest for future seasons and the development of the label.