Taking the term "menswear-inspired" a step further, Ujoh designer Mitsuru Nishizaki took direction from both military uniforms and utility wear for his Fall 2015 collection. This made the pieces, at least on first pass, feel very functional; coats looked cozy skirts and pants had a relaxed comfort vibe. But, on a closer look there were so many fun details including pleating, quilting, asymmetrical hems and a variety of fluffy shearling-like textures that it became clear this collection was as much about form as it was function. Which is something I for one have come to expect from Nishizaki, a designer who spent seven years at Y's & Yohji Yamamoto as a patternmaker, undoubtedly honing his craft for construction, before launching his own label in 2009.
Images from the collection below, click on any to launch in large lightbox format for best viewing.
All images: Cynthia Anderson for Style Wylde