LFW AW15: Toga

LFW AW15: Toga

LFW AW15: Toga

Toga Archives AW15 illustration

In last season, Toga has surprised us with the S/S 15 collection “Fragment, Reflection, Floating” that showcased with miscellaneous shapes of mirrors attached onto the clothes. Yasuko Furuta wanted to create an impression of colours floating in the air. Like most of Toga’s previous collections, Toga adopted three abstract titles to assemble a singular message, “Adaptation, Change, Simultaneity” for this collection. Furuta was inspired by the youth revolt of the 60s and 70s on capitalism.

Looking into this collection, the backdrop space and the colour palette were breathtaking. As XXY enters Chelsea College of Arts, large forest green cylinders and geometric pyramids and spheres were stacked up with two models dressed up in Toga’s A/W 15 collection. Just like the installation, Furuta’s designed clothes had hidden complexity and nuanced layers like mixing hard structured magenta coat styled with delicate, lace dress underneath. Like the free youths of the 60s, Toga loosely draped cardigans and bags across models arms to “free” the hands. In this season, Yasuko Furuta makes us to break a new styling rule and takes us on an unexpected shape by not putting our cardigan ‘across the shoulder’ but, rather slung diagonally across the shoulder.

Written by Carolyn Kang

Illustration by David Andrews