Olympia Le-Tan doesn’t merely infuse her collections along with her personal character—she injects them together with her life-experiences too. This was an autobiographically touched collage of homage to her relationship with Japan, one which Le-Tan first decided to make after listening to of the demolition of her favourite Tokyo resort, the Okura. So, Resort Olympia ran the cursive script on the entrance of her reverse memento jacket with a coiled rope brand to mirror her curiosity—an aesthetic one, she emphasised—in kinbaku (Japanese bondage).
Binding twisted on the ankle of her hyper-stylized Louboutin geta, chokered the neck of some seems, fronted Stephen Jones’s black mesh face masks and shaped the wristlets of her signature minaudières. These featured Hi there Kitty, My Melody, and Little Twin Stars—cuteness o’clock—in addition to what appeared like illustrations of Hokusai-as-Polaroids. The hexagon knits had been hat tricks to the carpet at Le-Tan’s lamented resort and the pink teapots a nod to Yasujirō Ounces’s favored recurring cinematic motif. The Polaroid prints had been illustrations by Le-Tan’s father, Pierre, of images taken by the photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, together with among the designer. Eclectic and genuine, this assortment was explicit—very specific—to Le-Tan herself: That ought to make it ultra-appealing to her followers. Fetishists and Hi there Kitty obsessives will little doubt be stimulated too.