Mercibeaucoup for the Panda Fun Fun Outfits
This one is for our Designer Series: Knitwear's Cynthia F. who loves the Japanese designer Eri Utsugi's label mercibeaucoup, but due to all of her knitting and design duties at Central Saint Martins she hasn't had a chance to look for photos of their Spring 2010 collection. I'm not sure whether she showed at Tokyo fashion week - I can't find anything for the latest - but she certainly has been busy making pieces with her signature kawaii (cute) look of bright colours and mixed prints that is often characterised by sweet little drawings and freaky-styley animals.
These clothes are larger than life. Or at least larger than you. With the exception of one or two fitted jackets and trousers everything is oversized and easy and made to be noticed. And they're FUN! Their latest womenswear and menswear collections are panda-centric - in addition to the clothes, the models' faces, heads and even fedoras have been made up to look like the giant and adorable Chinese bear. With their ecstatic smiles they make you want to give them a great big panda bear hug.
You can see why Cynthia F. likes them!