June 24, 2008
Jill Stuart re-created her Fall show in Tokyo during the city's March fashion week. (Stuart is big enough in Japan to be thronged for post-show autographs.) But the designer didn't take home any Far Eastern references. For Resort, she stayed well within her comfort zone of short, girlish dresses in Laura Ashley-esque florals and fresh, vaguely Victorian white cottonsjust the sort of thing that makes her a hit among kawaii-loving Japanese girls. Still, the only news here was the white denim with a seventies cut, a hint, we hear, of the designer's direction for Spring.