September 29, 2008 Paris
The first model exited in a short, sheer royal-blue jacket with frogging and brass buttons over a long, narrow tee and tight breeches, a high, fuzzy busby hat topping it off with tasseled kneesocks and brogues below. Kurihara worked her way through many variations on that idea—some toppers double-breasted, others cutaway in back—with pants hovering above or below the knee, a few done in horizontal stripes. Then, putting aside the uniform concept for a moment, she showed a trio of shrunken button-front shirts in bright, girlish flower prints. There were cheerful pop blooms on sheer plissé kilts, as well as on sweeter versions of the opening look. This was one entirely original Highland fling.