Catwalk Review: Tsumori Chisato A/W 2011/12

16/03/2011 15:08 | Updated 22 May 2015

Stripes ahoy at the Tsumori Chisato autumn/winter 2011/12 Paris Catwalk Show. Photo: PA

DESIGNER: Tsumori Chisato

INSPIRATION: Knitting needle, apparently.

TOP LOOKS: Sonia Rykiel better watch out; loud, proud and tongue-in-cheek knitwear stole the show. From knitted culottes in a host of sherbert lilacs, pinks and yellow stripes and block-colours tunic dresses to an embellished knitted leotard, wool was Chisato's big focus, with a tantalising array of colours, texture and patterns at her disposal. Elsewhere her love of all thing kooky shone through, with plenty of naive, child-like appliqué and girlish silk ruffles.

ACCESSORIES: Cloth caps and huge white round sunglasses.

WHAT WE THOUGHT: This was not a show for everyone, but such is Chisato's sense of fun, her clothes are truly mesmerising. And who doesn't need another pair of stripey knitted culottes in their wardrobe?

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=989469&pid=989468&uts=1299404875
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