Motonari Ono has singlehandedly created one of my favourite collections for this upcoming autumn winter season. And you can’t go wrong with a few giant ostrich feathers either.
A graduate of the London College of Fashion, Ono has also worked as a pattern designer and illustrator with the Mary Quant brand as a client. The 60s simplicity and boldness seen in much of Ono’s work is expected then, but never feels too forced. This is classically beautiful design that will find favour among everyone from demure office girls to mode fashion fans stalking the stores of 109. (Sidenote: after a tough day & when my shoes are really hurting, you can find me hanging out on the stairs in Alta in Shinjuku, resting my weary feet trying not to get bothered by Young People who want a free English lesson. I’ve also met some hilarious people while trying to have a nap sitting on the stairs of 109-2 (mens). Join me one day?)
I think there’s a lot to like here for a wide variety of lovely ladies as mentioned above. I see much in common here with everyone from Chanel to Murura; few colours, striking designs, and a classic feel to many pieces that ensure they’ll always be taken out of the wardrobe to wear almost as soon as they’re in there.
A gorgeous russet silk – puts me in mind of Japan’s stunning autumn leaves already!
Although I’m not a huge of of tulip skirts (hello, hips!), I love the pleating at waist and the updated tweed.
I always said that if I ever need to work in an office that required a suit, I’d invest in a Vivienne Westwood one, but this is now my second choice! I just adore this style of ‘female menswear’, so appealing.
A darling coverup, very reminiscent of Chanel…
Amazing! Excuse me while I grab some wide ribbon and give my woollen cardigans a bit of a make-over!
Lovely and dark and romantic!
You know I can’t resist a little black dress! Or a black lace blouse with white collar & cuffs – ooh la la!
You just can’t go wrong with the 1960s.
I love a trompe l’oeil! There was also an Anna Sui dress like this that I had my eye on…
Lush! If I’m ever after a girly winter coat (rather than a leather jacket), I know where to go.
Well that’s just practically kodona. Fabulous.
Head over to Motonari Ono’s homepage to see more – I know I’ll be keeping an eye on Ono!