Tokyo Collection fashion show

The 2002 spring/summer Tokyo Collection fashion show, which will set fashion trends for next spring, began Monday in Tokyo.

About 50 brands will be featured in the flamboyant exhibitions through Nov. 11, but this year’s collection has been affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

New York’s collection was canceled and security was intensified at venues in Milan and Paris, with some designers canceling their participation in the events.

Reflecting this mood, soft and romantic outfits expressing the wish for peace are conspicuous at the collection this time.

On the first day of the collection, Yu Homma, who has won a new designer’s award, held a show which began by featuring black outfits, followed by combinations of long jackets with long skirts, as well as sleeveless dresses.