Young designer opens Tokyo Fashion Week

(Left) Emerging Japanese designer Yohei Ohno's show on Monday. (Right) A design of Loom Loop from Hong Kong, designed by Polly Ho. The creations of DressedUndressed by Japan's Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato at Tokyo Fashion Week.
The creations of DressedUndressed by Japan's Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato at Tokyo Fashion Week.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN
(Left) A design of Loom Loop from Hong Kong, designed by Polly Ho. (Right) Emerging Japanese designer Yohei Ohno’s show on Monday.
(Left) A design of Loom Loop from Hong Kong, designed by Polly Ho. (Right) Emerging Japanese designer Yohei Ohno’s show on Monday. PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN

TOKYO • Tokyo Fashion Week kicked off on Monday with a show by emerging Japanese designer Yohei Ohno.

The 30-year-old presented brightly coloured clothing made of fabrics such as mesh and metallics, said The Yomiuri Shimbun.

A total of 55 brands are expected to present their 2018 spring-summer collections through Saturday. Several of them are by young designers from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, said Kyodo News.

Special programmes will also spotlight items from brands by influential Japanese designers, including Sacai by Chitose Abe and Undercover by Jun Takahashi.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2017, with the headline 'Young designer opens Tokyo Fashion Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe