Unisex designer Wataru Tominaga unveiled the Spring/Summer ’21 collection for his eponymous brand.
A master in material manipulation, Tominaga’s debut at NYFW wowed with a mix of florals and plaids, bright patterns and muted tones, to highlight the beauty of juxtaposition. The NYFW digital showing exuded cool kid chic with styled bucket hats, neon prints, and eye-catching motifs. A consistent standout detail of oversized chest pockets in contrasting colors, coordinating of course with the full ensemble itself, added a cohesive element to the collection of prints.
The hooded dark floral sweatshirt paired with navy, red, and mustard pants is a trend one aspires to wear right now as it transitions into fall. A long layered dress, with a white tabula rosa background, added a refreshing beam of lightness into the show as the overlapping 3D prints created a quilting pattern of summer bliss.
The geometric rainbows in a gingham outfit, mirrored by the rainbow bands of a later bomber jacket, brought a warmth and a wink to the spring season. Can we just shop everything right now?
Shocking, this is only Tominaga’s third showing of his commercial line. He launched the brand for the SS20 season last spring at Tokyo Fashion Week. Tominaga has also previously showed his collections at Berlin Fashion Week and was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia – The Arts list in 2018.
We look forward to seeing Tominaga once again at NYFW next season– hopefully with an in-person runway show next time.