Spring summer 2013 is an equally exciting prospect that sees Yasuka Furuta conveniently slotting right into all vertical stripe action going on for the season with Marc Jacobs being the prime pied piper of this pattern. Furuta was looking at the symmetricality and aerial views of the Palais Royal in Paris as inspiration, which gave way to shrubbery prints and crochet detailing like the manicured trees that line the square and pearl decorations that are like the silver fountain balls in the front courtyard. In the hands of Furuta, the vertical stripe in contrasting vinyl and sheer textures and adorned with ruched up PVC and lurex bows are more interesting ways of wearing this simple pattern. The season will be dominated by the stripe from the high street and beyond, but Toga offers up their own point of difference to this soon-to-be ubiquitous visual. I like the way a sense of the ornate is retained to balance out the stark graphic stripes what with the pearl embellishment, tinsel knits and crochet cardis.
The fabric details..