|The emerging womenswear collection 4 Corners of a Circle,
designed by Natsuko Kanno, debuted their signature brand of
chic Japanese fusion breakthrough at EYEBEAM, 540 West 21st Street, NYC.
As a native of Japan, Natsuko Kanno, deeply inspired by the cultural traditions of her homeland, weaves Japanese elements into her designs. For Spring 2013, Kanno looks to Tanabata, the Japanese star festival, which is a powerful love story of ancient deities. In modern times, Tanabata is a celebration of hope and love, where one can see written wishes and poems hanging on trees and ornaments throughout the country. How would the wishes from those in Tokyo differ from those in New York City? Inspired by cultural differences in the world around her, Kanno's philosophical inquiries about life are creatively expressed through her collections.
This is Kanno's third season bringing 4 Corners of a Circle to the runways
during New York's Fashion Week. As a protege of acclaimed designer Doo.ri, Kanno
is widely recognized for her talent with silk-screen techniques and original
artwork.Kanno is poised to be a serious player with her asian-inspired collection
that evokes sheer femininity with a cool minimalistic sensibility.
The acclaimed Japanese beauty brand Shiseido created the make-up for the Spring 2013 collection. Bold jewelry by Christine J. Brandt created from exotic hardwood and gemstone crystals adorned models on the runway.