Last week Amanda managed to avoid the freezing weather by being in Japan as part of the day job, where it was a bit warmer and sunnier. This season the Japanese have all gone crazy for padded coats; super lightweight down stuffed into an number of different shapes with a bit of quilting on top (or not). Here are some of the ones I saw.
Loved these padded fur trimmed parkas, and note please the socks above boots…lots of this on show which is not surprising since the Japanese do such amazing socks and tights.
This jacket had neat circles quilted onto it and it worked really well over this tunic dress and turned up boyfriend style jeans. The Japanses love a good hat too and this one was a bit wild….
I shot this in Aoyama, the equivalent of Bond Street and I'm guessing this jacket was expensive. I liked the drop waist and cuffed hem, sort of like a posh parka….
Somehow the Japanese look deeply cool what ever they are wearing, even when it's mixed up and quirky, they just seem to be able to pull it off (although I am talking about the girl in this photo, not quite sure about the boy…). I loved the short blue jacket and the tan accessories, and more of those nice sock/tight combinations…..