PARIS, March 3, 2006 - Junko Shimada sent out a vivacious collection on
Friday evening in the Salon Impérial of the Paris Weston. Bucking the trend
towards basic black, Shimada's pieces burst full of a checkerboard of lime,
emerald, melon and tangerine. A fluorescent pink ensemble with a transparent
top caused one editor (attired in monocle, beret and multiple ear piercings)
to break out in a sweat.
Some of the fine silk prints looked like they had been taken from an oriental
screen, and a plastic cape trimmed in faux fur worn over a a gold chain black
cocktail dress rounded out the collection.
Images coming soon.