This regally braided, long-tailed avian tunic is a lesson in elegant partywear. Inspired by her travels to Guatemala, cult Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato's new collection takes South American divertido to its most colourful extreme. Every Tsumori Chisato collection is a travel journal of the designer’s adventures. Instead of ink on paper, Tsumori uses luxury textiles, embroidery, sequins and hand drawn watercolour on silk.
Tsumori Chisato’s grip over the world’s fashion elite might be breathtaking, but underneath it all is a technicolour print-obsessed Japanese girl without a pen licence. Tsumori Chisato learnt her trade under none other than Issey Miyake, who eventually encouraged her to start her own line in Paris in 2003. Thanks to a cult following around the world, vintage Tsumori Chisato garments are coveted as lustily as the new season pieces that sell out within minutes in Tokyo.