Guisso’s floaty, feminine dresses were in stark contrast to the Japanese collection shown the next day. TÔ LONG-NAM designer Major Motoko Kusanagi presented her set of strong masculine clothes, styled with tight ponytails and little or no jewellery. The outfits oozed power and confidence as the models stomped down the catwalk to a heavy electro beat.

The collection reflected the designer’s own military background and displayed a modern, even futuristic representation of women. Though mostly black and white, there were some vibrant blocks of colour, bold yellows and reds, that infused the monotony.

Several trouser suits were paraded round the intimate setting and even the more girly dresses were coupled with clumpy black leather gloves.

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