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Saturday
Apr142012

Fashion feature: Gouk Spring 2012

image:S.Whittle for Style Wylde

 

 

Known as the Wa-Kimono line of the h. Naoto fashion dynasty, Gouk and its designer Takeshi Kunitomo have been making waves on the Tokyo fashion scene in recent weeks with a unique old meets new, East meets West fashion vision. 

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image:S. Whittle for Style WyldeThe Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which was shown for the first time ever in the continental United States on Saturday afternoon at the Northern California Cherry Blossom festival,  continued on this style arc with traditional florals mixed together in contrasting colors to create a modern fashion-forward feel, and traditional silhouettes paired with punk/gothic lolita accents.

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The palette made up of bright pinks, reds and purples, accentuated with blacks, neutrals and occasional pops of grass-green details brought an irresistibly Springy vibe to the looks that felt fresh, and quite simply fun to wear.

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Designer Takeshi Kunitomo takes a bow before the cheering crowd/Image:S.Whittle for Style Wylde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gouk Spring/Summer 2012 collection will be available in the h. Naoto store at New People in San Francisco's Japan town during the Cherry Blossom festival. Customers who spend $100 or more April 14th-15th, you will receive a surprise gift, a photo with Takeshi Kunitomo, and an invitation to an exclusive party with the designer on April 15th.

 

For more information on the label, and the events surrounding the festival visit the official Gouk  website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments (2)

Love the black dress and the purple skirt! So happy this designer has come to the Bay Area!
April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOakland Exotic
I hope to see more of his fashions! Very nice collection!
I love the gouk Dragon Princess Sleeve Cardigan PURPLE-PURPLE-BLACK!
April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

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