“Skin, Underwear, Spacious,” is the designer Yasuko Furuta’s signature three-word motto this season. Her catchphrase usually asks more questions than they answer: After reading it, you’d be forgiven for expecting Furuta’s unexpected pornography. But that wouldn’t be her style. Instead, the extra skin on display is a hint of biceps seen in the sleeves of a cropped jacket, or a halter-neck top cut from shirting fabric and twisted to reveal more of the shoulders. Meanwhile, lingerie details came in the form of a lace and cotton bodice that peeked out from behind the low-cut top. Furuta’s interpretation of the ongoing nudity trend is to celebrate sexiness, not anything overtly lewd.
Furuta is deeply rooted in the buzzing Tokyo art scene — in fact, even she has been unable to travel to international media to showcase her work since the pandemic began series, also far beyond her base in Japan. She has an impressive knack for treating the works of artists you can’t imagine as natural companions in the world of her wardrobe must-haves, with a sour twist and bringing them seamlessly into the fold .
This season, she saw the work of Eiko Yamazawa, one of the earliest female photographers in Japan, she was in