Ritsuko Shirahama's 2009 Tokyo Collection
Ritsuko Shirahama is targeting a very youthful market - or at least, those that have the aspirations to look very young again. The collection shown here was presented at Tokyo Fashion Week. Pieces range from the very sheer to the very sleek, to the very schoolgirl-esque. The dresses are a rainbow of colors and layers. Shirahama might be leaning into the teenybopper fashion genre, but rebellion and daring is always the mark of the catwalks. Note the stylish platforms that give legs a long, lithe, look.