Love in Tokyo is an Australian fashion label that continually catches my eye. It features beautiful hand-made silk garments, in exotic colours and fabrics – and every time I see their latest collection on the catwalk, I’m filled with a mixture of admiration and a desire to try something on!
The person behind Love in Tokyo is designer Sheree Dornan. Her clothes are very, very wearable, created for any shape and size, and designed to be mixed and matched. It is a LOT of fun to step into the store, because the styling possibilities are endless!
The Love in Tokyo range consists of basic silk slips, in different colours and lengths. You can wear them on their own or layer contrasting colours or similar tones.
The Sheree Dornan range features silk dresses, tops, wraps, skirts, boleros and obis which are more patterned and embellished, and of course, designed to be layered with the Love in Tokyo slips.
Above left, I’m wearing a sheer silk dress, with silk floral details, and underneath, I’m wearing a long cream, silk slip. I love the fact that you could wear a shorter slip underneath the dress, in a darker colour and completely change the look of the dress.
Above right, I’m wearing 3 pieces – a short silver, slip, a handmade silk dress with embroidery details, and a silk wrap top. All I can say is: beautiful!!
So this is me, playing with a Love in Tokyo silk wrap, to show some different ways I could actually wear it. I chose a nude colour, because it goes with almost anything and you can never have too many nude colour tops!
First I’m wearing it as a normal wrap top, wrapping the sash around my waist like a waist belt.
Then the very friendly sales lady in the store showed me a way to wrap the top into a one-shoulder top.
On the left I’m just wearing it as an open shirt, and the sashes are tied up in bows.
On the right, I experimented a bit and did a bit of clever twisting and tying, and turned it into a halter neck top. It would look pretty cool with a tube top and jeans too.
You know, I could probably have twisted it up even more and turned it into a ruffle scarf, or a wrap skirt over a dress. That fabric is soft and silky, and most forgiving. I love multiwear clothes!
So if you’re in Fremantle, I absolutely recommend you pop into the Love in Tokyo store:
61-63 High Street
t: 61 8 9433 2110
(High Street is just off the main cafe strip on Market Street. View Google map here.)
They also in the Perth City, King Street
Shop 2/90 King Street
P: 08 9226 2110
(On the corner of King and Wellington St. View Google map here.)