Loud, bold, young, and overflowing with energy the Onitsuka Tiger x Andrea Pompilio show is always a crowd (and critical) favorite at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. Considered by many to be the biggest brand of the week, and definitely the biggest technical production of the week, the show is simply stunning to see season after season. So of course, we jumped at the chance to get a little sneak-peek behind the scenes before the Fall 2016 show took to the runway. From hair, to nails, to beauty to rehearsal we were there for it all; and we even got to see how the genius engineering minds at the label constructed the amazing sloping wooden runway that started out looking like a standard catwalk but became an elevated boardwalk by the time the building crew was done. 

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All images: Cynthia Anderson for Style Wylde. To see every look in the Onitsuka Tiger x Andrea Pompilio Fall 2016 collection , be sure to check out our full feature in Runway