A quick recap of our experience at FNO Tokyo 2016 through photos, and 3 things we found interesting :)
#1. KARL LAGERFELD
While most people were window-shopping on the 1st and 2nd floor, we decided to immediately make our way up to the 3rd floor- no particular reason, but best decision made. We were the only customers there and were greeted by a kind staff that offered us goodie bags with a sample of their makeup line’s “Fresh Glow” Luminous Fluid Base inside. (shh… i don't think those on the 1st and 2nd floor got one!)
We took a look at the 2016 F/W ready-to-wear collection and were mesmerized by the lightweight checkered coat (the surprisingly perfect combination of elegant and punk rock), and the dark blue dazzling flower dress. Another generous staff approached us in the most natural way, to tell us some interesting facts about this collection.
INSPIRATION- Christoper Bailey often got his inspiration from the Bloomsbury Group, while making sure to mix the balance of tradition and modernity.
PRICE- Compared to past collections this collection is a lot more affordable because they have used a variation of fabrics including some cheaper synthetic materials.
They had a fun booth at the entrance of their shop to promote their “SHIPS SOUVEN!ERS” curation where they were giving out fan-shaped candy from the Asakusa candy craft (飴細工) shop called Ameshin (アメシン) , and a few lucky winners (I would say every 5-8 people are so) received animal shaped candy which the craftsman made on the spot! Very exciting promotion, but there are two things we would have done differently if we were to plan it ourselves-