by the Editorial Staff
Keita Maruyama has been an ever present designer within the Japanese fashion industry. Since his introduction in 1994, Keita has mixed his deep understanding of Japanese aesthetics with western sensibilities and that has become his signature. This pret-a-porter collection evokes that fusion into a singular narrative. While his overtly experimental phase has subsided and he has set into creating fashion within the realms of what works for him, his work itself has become iconic not only in Japan but also in the upper echelons of the fashion world. This collection further enhances his reputation as a bridge between the west and the near east.