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Hanako Maeda, the designer behind Adeam known for craftsmanship and artistic inspirations, recently debuted her newest collection for fall/winter 2017 in New York. On the runway, we saw something a little moodier and darker than in past seasons. Gaining inspiration from Gothic & Lolita—the fashion subculture from the 1990s in Harajuku—and Victoria and Edwardian clothing, there were a variety of punk and rock influences, and a feminine mix of ornamental detail.
Puffy sleeves and corset-cinched waists, alongside other 19th-century characteristics that were once used to constrict women’s figures, are celebrated. We saw a sweet offering of soft, fluid fabrics that created natural curves and shapes, and an array of hand-embroidered features like pearl buttons and smocking on shirtdress sleeves that added a couture touch.
Celebrating the beauty of the female figure, Adeam’s fall/winter 2017 collection is a wonderful womanly commemoration.