My most favourite Japanese designer is Keiichi Muramatsu, the man behind Everlasting Sprout. My favourites are those exquisite pastel knitted corsets from a few years back, and although it usually renders the clothes unwearable, his sculpted knits like the lampshade dresses from two years ago are too enchanting and well executed to resist.
So his SS 11 collection, Over the Blue, is a wild departure from the fanciful incarnations of seasons past in that it's probably the most wearable one yet. This is what Muramatsu has to say about it:
What is the color of the sky beyond the square windows?
What is hiding beyond the clouds?
The sun is shining bright, the wind brings fresh scent.
Pleasant sound is in the air. The voice is fun.
Take a step, start walking.
Look up, break a sweat, live out a dream.
Cross the ocean, come through the sky.
Such a vista.
You can view a video presentation of the collection here
Images from Everlasting Sprout