Adeam Spring/Summer 2016

Courtney Marino, Contributing Writer

Whispers of Eastern inspirations lingered in young label Adeam’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, redefining the brand’s typical minimalistic approach. This collection tastefully incorporates elements of designer Haoko Maeda’s Japanese ancestry, using Kimono fabrics and patterns as focal points of the collection.

With the juxtaposition of traditional Asian-inspired features and modern urban attributes, it’s no wonder Maeda is inspired by her jet-setting routine between New York and Tokyo. Models stride on the bare ground of a casual, yet edgy venue. They all sported loose and relaxed hair styles and strappy wedges from a quite homogenous selection, allowing the clothes to do all of the talking.

The stark palette of fall was abandoned for springtime splashes of forest green, vibrant red, gold tints and ruffled textures that tied certain looks together. The overlapping of textures and layers was effective in exuding a unique sense of elegance. Overall, Adeam managed to take us on a lovely trip from East to West, and did a wonderful job of paying homage to her beautiful Japanese heritage along the way.

Courtney Marino is a contributing writer. Email her at [email protected]