"I wanted my designs to express two distinct and opposing sides of women, the strong and independent side alongside the fragile and ephemeral side.” -Mug
G.V.G.V (GrapeVine, GrapeVine)
There is nothing i love more than Women in Menswear. Designer Mug helped my fantasy's come true. GrapeVine's Japan collection is feminine with an androgynous edge..
This is G.V.G.V's answer to high-end American sportswear. The inspiration for the Spring 2013 collection was retro happy go lucky Japan. It Reminds me of the 1950's beatnik style with a modern futuristic twist, with the pastel floral prints, high necklines, Striped shirts, over sized sweaters, pencil skirts and skinny pants.
The collections concept was Utopia Paradise & Entomology(The Scientific Study of Insects). Not insects from Japan, but from a Tropical rain forest. Manly It reflects the rhinoceros beetle. You know a runway show is successful when you leave with an image stuck in your head. Watching This show gave me an image of a garden through an insects eyes. We definitely see the "Insectopia" theme with the devil-horned hair, abstract patterns, iridescent fabrics, unzipped beetle winged leather jacket, and cool futuristic dragon fly sunglasses.
The platform creeper shoes, vibrant and bold colors made the collection inherently Tokyo style.