For Fall 2013, fashion designer Natsuko Kanno, founder of the womenswear label 4 Corners of a Circle, showcased a collection inspired by Samurai design and the IKUSA, which is the Japanese word for battle.
She wanted her collection to be a modern version of what the Samurai wore for battle in the 15th and 16th century. According to Kanno:
"In today's world and with traditional and modern battles still raging, one must go out into the world and fight for the life they want, find their own way, to make this world a better place."
She definitely succeeded in her vision; the models walked the runway in strong designs with a feminine touch, featuring a mix of grey and black, with splashes of striking ox blood. As they walked, the room echoed with the sound of music you'd expect to hear on a battle field.
None of her beautiful designs were too over-the-top — perfect for the girl ready and willing to take on the world. Either at the office, or a night out with the girls!
Above images by nymag.com
Article by Amanda Raye of Broke & Chic