Yasuko Furuta, the creative mind behind Toga, made clear from the first moment her purpose is to explore the various expressive possibilities gave by fashion, such an ephemeral and useless activity yet one of the most deeply necessary one for our emotional expression.
If we don't need new clothes, in a world full to overflowing, we need for sure new beauty, new art and new inspirational works. And this is excatly what Toga serves to us.
The designer took as working base simple and "boring" outfit: business-like workwear to go to the office, composed of pants/jacket suit and starched white shirts. She flourished a surprising and imaginative world on it, with flowers' applications, metal chain and what looks like a colorful and discarded fish-net. Fro the edges of dresses and skirts pop-up pastel satin rouches.
The experimentation goes even further and some garments are literally deconstructed by long vertical cut that make visible the underneath fabrics. This is the case of the pants with a very bright patterned fabric into the cut, with green and blue tonalities, and of the final classic blazer, cut both side and sewn with a baby blue satin fabric.
Words by Giulia Greco