I own a couple of pieces from Tsumori Chisato 2007 Spring Ready-to-Wear Collection and they have become my go-to items when I need to dress to impress. They never fail to receive compliments and people are always asking me what I’m wearing. Here they are:

yellow trench coat with wide collar and deep deep pockets
(no bag needed with this one!)

silk ‘skeleton’ blouse

I want more! I need more! I plan to ravage the Tsumori Chisato store on my upcoming Hong Kong trip!

Born in Japan Tsumori Chisato studied fashion within the famous Bunka School. A former protégé of Issey Miyake, Tsumori has spent the past 20 years keeping a firm grip on the latest Japanese street trends, surrounding herself with talented people and putting in long hours at her atelier.

Simple in their cutting, her designs are personalized by a lot of handmade materials and fabrics, with paste jewellery, embroideries, spangles, jewelleries, and printings that she imagines.

Tsumori Chisato Spring/Summer 2009

Tsumori Chisato Fall 2009

I love the Eiffel Tower as the muse for the Fall 2009 collection.

Further reading:
Metropolis Tokyo

Shop for Tsumori Chisato:
in Vancouver at Misch Boutique
or online at ShopStyle.