Delightful is the word that can best describe Adeam’s Fall 2019 show. From the heavenly tailored silhouettes to the ever-so-electric color palette, Hanako Maeda‘s latest offering from her brand had a lot of looks and pieces that would surely bring smiles on women’s faces. As per usual, she referenced another part of Japan’s history and culture this season—Ainu people of Hokkaido. This group of indigenous people is known for their sublime artistry and intricate craftsmanship, both of which were heavily reflected onto the show. The subtle corsetry on the tailored honey yellow suit that opened the show was a testament to Maeda’s indelible craft. While the glowing fuschias and cobalt were in the same vein of the natural dyeing processes the Ainu people are known for. But while delightful, this line also still had its fair share of faults, from the cheaply-finished shimmers of the questionable leathers and satins used to the overload of trimmings that, while pivotal to the overall narrative, didn’t do much aesthetics-wise. Had Maeda polished and edited these clothes further, this Adeam show would have been a knock-out!
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