Tao Okamoto Backstage at Phillip Lim. Photo by Stevyn LLewellyn.
Japanese Model Tao Okamoto reaches out with an appeal in regard to the recent Catastrophe that is still happening now.
“When the quake happened I was in Tokyo with my family. We are very used to having earthquakes but I never felt I could die from that.
…We turned on the TV and saw [a] much worse, horrible story. We couldn’t believe what was happening not so far from our city. 6900 people died and still missing [are] a million people. And then the nuclear power problem…we are still in fear…I want to tell Japan that a lot of people in the world are encouraging us and helping us. We are not alone. So I’d like to ask [for] your help to express the feeling & [so that] we can do something together…” Read the rest of the letter at Ford Models Blog here.
Model Tao Okamoto at New York Fashion Week.
For Fall/Winter 2010, Yigal Azrouel was all about architectural tailoring that blurred the fine line between his menswear and womanswear. There was much attention to details like leather inserts and sexy back cutouts. The color story consisted of black, brown, gray, cream and flashes of color shown in a bright red coat and a magenta evening dress. Some key pieces were leather jackets, tubular knits, patchwork sweaters and strong sleek suits.— Maria Giannakakis
Photos by Nari Kim