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Fashion Week Tokyo introduces new fall, winter items including Ukrainian flag color outfit

A model for the brand "NON TOKYO" wearing a combination of items resembling a Ukrainian flag is seen at a fashion show during Fashion Week Tokyo in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on March 14, 2022. (Mainichi/Kentaro Ikushima) =Click/tap photo for more images.

TOKYO -- Fashion Week Tokyo, one of the biggest events of its kind in Japan, began at the Shibuya Hikarie commercial complex in the capital's Shibuya Ward and other venues on March 14.

    Fifty-four brands are participating in Tokyo Collection, the core event of Fashion Week Tokyo, to introduce new items for autumn and winter 2022. The exhibition, hosted by the Japan Fashion Week Organization and sponsored by The Mainichi Newspapers Co. and other entities, will continue until March 19.

    "NON TOKYO," a brand famous for its refined streetwear, held a fashion show at the former site of Odakyu Line's train tracks in the capital's Setagaya Ward. It introduced items including dresses using plenty of neon-colored tulle and quilted fabrics under the theme "Debutante," which refers to when a young woman makes her debut into fashionable society.

    A model wearing a combination of a yellow knit and a light blue long skirt, reminiscent of the Ukrainian flag, also appeared during the show. Designer Ayano Ichige said, "I work with models from Ukraine and it's not just someone else's problem. It (the clothes item) comes with a wish that peace will return as soon as possible."

    (Japanese original by Yuri Hirabayashi, Cultural News Department)

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