January 16, 2013 Paris
In another lifetime, Tsumori Chisato would've made one heck of a tour guide, so vivid are her homages to the places she's visited. For pre-fall, Buenos Aires provided the inspiration for colorful architectural prints, the boat-rigging motif, and a matador suit. Only the most adventurous of customers will go for the shift dress printed with ropes and life preservers. But as eclectic and irreverent as she is, the designer also has a practical streak. Tucked in amid the dresses, the trompe l'oeil separates, and the cat-face T-shirts were some multifunctional coats with removable and reversible down linings. Perfect for a busy traveler, just like Tsumori.
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