Here are photos I took from alice auaa 2013-14 A/W collection, the third show I attended so far during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo 2013-14 Autumn/Winter! Since the araisara show started very late, I sprinted with the other photographers over to catch this show. Luckily, I arrived just in the nick of time, a few minutes before the lights dimmed and haunting music began pumping through the hall. Although I can't say I've seen that many fashion shows yet (including last October's shows), I have to say that this is one of the weirdest and most unconventional ones I have ever attended so far. I mean, just check out these gray-clad figures moving their bodies in mysterious ways as a prelude to the models' appearance..! Also, the creepy spider web spread across the models' entrance to the runway, in the background! Very, very cool.
I'm not personally into the gothic style, but I think alice auaa's designs are very tasteful and have beautiful details, as well as interesting use of materials and textures.
By the way, I spotted quite a few guests in the seats who were dressed and made up in a similar gothic style! Wish I could have taken a few pictures :)
By that point it was already around 10 PM though, and after a day of work and an evening of shooting I just wanted to go home... haha.
Such an eerily pretty look.
The runway lighting was arranged purposefully so that we could only see part of the models' faces, or just some parts in shadow while some parts were highlighted, with the lighting changing greatly as they walked down the runway. So hard to keep up shooting wise! Did my best though.
As you may be able to tell by now, the theme for this collection is quite spider-influenced.
So cute, and looks warm!Imagine wearing this kind of coat in the winter, walking down the street :)
I think I would want to hug someone wearing this.
The back of the spiderweb dress from earlier. Check out the spider!!
A lone male model takes the stage.
The giant balloon-y thing he's holding reminds me of the swollen abdomen of a poisonous spider...
A spider lady spinning her threads.
I like the purple sheen and the crumply texture of the skirt part!
I'm not sure if I liked this one or not... the baby she's holding creeped me out.
But the veil I do like.
Especially when she did this!
Altogether, a very unique and exciting runway show from alice auaa for the 2013-14 A/W collection. I wasn't even planning to attend this one at first since I thought I wouldn't have time after araisara, but I'm so glad I rushed over and experienced it!
Can't wait to see what's in store of the rest of the week!