Talking Toga


Just when I think I've cured my gingham addiction, Japanese label Toga pull me right back in...


For footwear, Toga are by far one of my favourite labels. You know by now how obsessed I am with western details and this label do that better than any other.

After graduating from ESMOD Paris, Yasuko Furuta founded TOGA back in 1997 in Tokyo and has since grown to become one of Japan’s most preeminent brands, winning the ANDAM award in 2007. It is now stocked in the most prestigious stores across the world and online, including Selfriges and Net-a-Porter.

The SS17 collection found me not focusing on footwear however, but rather the wonderful array of fabric and pattern clashing from the main collection. The collection, entitled Flux, Temperance, Release, was only Furuta's third on-schedule catwalk presentation.

Just when I thought I was over gingham Furuta reinvents it, pulling me right back in again...




The collection features references to water throughout, from puddle shaped applique to high shine fabrics, all in muddy colours with pops of neon, orange and cobalt blue.

I'm still stricken with an ear, nose and throat infection so this was just the tonic I needed.