And other cat-related puns. I can’t be the only one to have come up with this title when referencing Tsumori Chisato‘s Cat’s (that’s the way the apostrophe is supposed to be – a cat-astrophe?!) side-collection, so if I’m stepping on any clawed toes, I do appologise.
I love cats. I even have two cats tattooed on my left leg. I’ve been known to walk in completely the wrong direction for quite a while just because I thought a saw a cat in the distance (this mostly happened before I got contact lenses; it always turned out to be a pile of rubbish or a small & rather disappointing dog). I’m not quite sure why it is that I like cats so much – maybe it’s the air of selfishly effortless cool they have that I’d like to cultivate too but am far too self concious for?
Cat’s is a cute little collection that captures all the charm and innocence of Tsumori’s best-loved illustrative style – continue reading for more, and a closer look at the spring/summer 2011 catwalk collection too…
The Cat’s collection mostly encompasses t-shirts, knitwear and accessories, both male and female, all on the cat-based theme. Like a classy high fashion version of Hello Kitty, Tsumori plays with the print creating a cheerful little character; my favourites have to be the t-shirts with the cat peeping over the hemline – so cute!
If course, Tsumori isn’t a one-trick pony (feline?) when it comes to fashion – I love leafing through her excellent book ‘kawaii’ when I’m a bit down in the dumps as the bright colours and sweet scenes never fail to cheer me up. That and a cup of tea too! This year’s spring and summer collection (autumn winter review soon, I promise!) was classic Tsumori at her best – splashes of bright primary colours, cartoon-like details, a riotous mix of prints and a cracking take on a sailor theme too. So, on with the show…
Love: cat sunglasses, hand-drawn layers, black & white shoes
Love: sailor collars & hats, embroidered shorts and a great use of 70s denim
Love: more hats, black & white & yellow, those amazing illustrated trousers (second from left)
Love: 60’s sportswear cape, the funkiest florals of this season, and turquoise & silver lace
Love: macaron colours, flowing silk and the loveliest leopard – why settle for just the print when you can have your own cheeky leo hanging out on your dress?
Cat’s is at Shibuya Parco until the end of the month – hop on the cat bus while you can!