Apr 15,2015. UPDATE

Happy Mode Collection: Fashion magazine editors share highlights from Paris and Milan spring-summer collections

3.25 Wed 19:00 START

Yumiko Fukui(SPUR magazine’s Editor-in-Chief), Mana Igarashi(Deputy Editor-in-Chief)

What are the latest trends in European fashion? What are the new styles to watch out for this season?

These were some of the questions being discussed by two editors from Japanese fashion magazine SPUR when they came to INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO to give a workshop on March 25th.

The “Happy Mode Collection” talk was part of “Happy Spur Café,” an exhibition featuring a LEXUS LFA vehicle specially decorated by SPUR in the ground floor Garage space, as well as a INTERSECT Café and Bistro tie-up beauty food and beverage menu. SPUR magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Yumiko Fukui and Deputy Editor-in-Chief Mana Igarashi recently returned from visits to Europe, where they were covering the new spring-summer collections in Paris and Milan.Guests were treated to an exclusive slideshow of photo highlights from the major fashion shows, with commentary from the editors on the latest trends. Igarashi reported on the new developments in Milan. She identified several key trends from the fashion collections she saw: a departure from the “macho” look, “Bohemian” fashion, the “peaceful military” style, and what she called neo-Japonism. In Paris, Fukui saw plenty of designs that had an irresistibly romantic quality. While there was still the standard of haute couture for which Parisian fashion houses are renowned, Fukui also noticed that laidback denim had made a big comeback on the catwalk. A common theme this year was old-school floral design. “Céline’s flower patterns were pretty retro, even nostalgic,” Fukui explained. “Nina Ricci also had a large floral flavor, while Paul & Joe went for cuter flower patterns with a distinctly Japanese feel.” To finish, the two editors held an informal Q&A with the guests, who were served Almond Milk Latte, one of the superfood drinks on the Happy Spur Café menu. The editors had also brought along their Paris and Milan fashion show invitations, as stylishly designed as you’d expect from top fashion brands. Guests were keen to get a close look at the invites, which are one of the best perks of being a fashion journalist.