Eight Japanese Designers to Watch from Paris Fashion Week

Color, texture and proportions are the dominant themes here
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Image via: Vogue

Image via: Vogue

Artistry consistently trumps wearability at Paris Fashion Week, with the runways taken over by a number of the most eccentric and visionary designers in the world. Eight designers to watch at Paris all hailed from Japan, with old masters like Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto giving way to newer labels like Kolor and White Mountaineering. And of course, there was a strong showing by Junya Watanabe, whose contemporary take on archetypal pieces made for yet another strong showing.