TOKYO, JP - October 17th, 2019 – Whimsical story-telling and colourful theatrics set the pace for the second offering from Global Fashion Collective at Tokyo’s Shibuya Hikarie Hall.
Cross My Heart was first up on the GFC stage, an SS20 collection by Thailand based fashion label, Morph8ne. Ominous music set the atmosphere for a seamless fusion of Gothic, Lolita and Punk to envelop the runway in a monochromatic display of fairy-tale inspired designs. Silks, tartans, velvets and oversized tailoring made for an eclectic display with the central symbol of a heart always present.
A constant throughout the collection, the heart motif manifested in the form of elaborate headwear, bra-tops and stuffed toys on the shoulders of models. A symbolic mascot for the brand, the heart aims to represent both its essential part at the core of all of us as well as the intense emotions and power of everlasting love. Morph8ne’s SS20 collection, and the three designers behind it, seek to depict three phases of life, Lolita, Punk and Gothic – mirroring youth adolescence and maturity through physical garments.
Designer Peter Zuk for Vancouver based brand Haus Zuk was inspired by his desire to shake-up the gender-conforming and binary style of the runway for his graduate collection, OVERDOSE. The shadowy runway was suddenly lit with loud and audacious designs. Zuk’s SS20 collection intends to draw on the LGBT community and queer nightlife.
An energetic runway held the stage for a vibrant and fun colour palette, from pastel blue wigs to neon pink teddy bear heads – Zuk reached back to his past in the cosplay community and love of video game culture, to create fantasy-inspired garments. A thumping soundtrack kept energy levels high as the finale saw Zuk joining his models in a signature parade down the runway to close GFC’s final show of the season in dramatic style.