The Japanese designer Kiminori Morishita, who launched his label in Tokyo in 2002, confirmed his breakthrough on the runways of Paris with the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2008 line. His style is characterized by a work on material, and more particularly on materials with a used feeling.
He began the show with light, easy-to-wear and no hassle suits. In his work there is always an extra or subtle detail that makes the overall pieces standout without threatening the masculinity of his work. His white cotton shirt with detailed cotton embroidery is an example of his attention to delicate touches. It is perfect for men searching for something different but who have some reservations because they simply don’t have the confidence -or the experience- to trust themselves with fashion. Morishita’s collection is for these men because when they dress in it, they can feel good about their choice. Such is the case with his pants which are primarily either traditionally cut or semi-baggy cut like those from the early 80s. His suits are light and perfect for summer in their pretty indescribable colors defying common descriptions. Notice the embroideries too -one belt is unlike the other fine belts crafted for the collection. The designer also wanted to embellish men with this beautiful pearl-embroidered, long-sleeved shirt. Though it is embroidered, it is not threat to masculinity.