Evidence suggests that a good majority of Japanese designers ( even my personal favourite Yohji Yamamoto ) can sometimes sacrifice wearability and function in favour of material or colour patterns in order to complete a unique aesthetic. Japanese designers have long been known for their unique, sometimes irreverent, approach to fashion classics. But nonetheless you will be left with a feeling of refreshing when viewing collections. When it comes to A(LeFrude)E (pronounced “ah-le-froo-duh”) you can grasp that sense of refreshment, with out compromising wearability and function. A(LeFrude)E certainly keeps with the trend of unique Japanese fashion, while staying closer to the DNA of the original target garments with subtler, more personal twists.
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