Elza Winkler’s founder and designer Eiichiro Nakai presented his Spring 2018 line at the Amazon Fashion Week. Eiichiro set his show on the third day of the Fashion Week in Tokyo. He somehow found the way to present simplicity that is not boring at the same time. His designs are mostly minimalistic, but there is also a fun vibe that appears from time to time.
Eiichiro’s craftsmanship in tailoring and cutting made a strong statement in his Spring 2018 collection. For the upcoming season, he dressed his ladies in perfectly constructed suits. There were also chic blazers and trench coats that are the dream of every boss lady. A stunning blue sheer trench coat brought a lot of freshness in the line.
The designer used both bright and dark colors in the collection. He was a bit more careful with the patterns. There were mostly stripes that took a part in several different designs. Nakai’s spring collection radiates with feminine silhouettes with a slight touch of avant-garde. And in every elegant line, beautiful dresses are a must-have. A big standout is the amazing semi-transparent chiffon dress in soft pastel colors. The calf-length patterned dress features black collars and is belted at the waist.
Among the other statement gowns, you will find several that are red carpet worthy. For example, the long simple red dress offers a drama effect for everyone that loves minimalistic designs. Nakai matched it with a black blazer with detailed collars. Another impactful peace is the sophisticated high-low dress that is ideal for special occasions. It is done in a black-and-white print that will literally have all eyes on you.
Elza Winkler is an emerging brand that is gaining a lot of popularity, especially in Japan. The designer has a very rich history of jobs for high-end brands in the past. Eiichiro worked for Yohji Yamamoto as a pattern cutter and that is where he gained his exquisite skills. He started working for Yamamoto back in 2004. In the next chapter of his life, Nakai scored a job under Sarah Burton in Alexander McQueen. Sarah was impressed with his work and put him in charge for the cutting and tailoring of the designs. Back in 2014, Eiichiro came back to Japan and founded his brand Elza Winkler.
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