Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2014 Brings Lots of Cool-Girl Style

There are certain sweeping Spring 2014 trends that Tokyo Fashion Week has helpfully confirmed for us: socks with shoes (thanks, Chanel), text on dresses, serious transparency, pastels, and major spring coats. But it wouldn't be Fashion Week if we couldn't steal a few unique style tips from individual shows; thankfully, the Tokyo designers did not disappoint.

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There are certain sweeping Spring 2014 trends that Tokyo Fashion Week has helpfully confirmed for us: socks with shoes (thanks, Chanel), text on dresses, serious transparency, pastels, and major spring coats. But it wouldn't be Fashion Week if we couldn't steal a few unique style tips from individual shows; thankfully, the Tokyo designers did not disappoint.

Brick-red eyeshadow at DressCamp

Just yesterday, Nylon praised Miranda Kerr's burnt red/orange eyeshadow, and it looks like the supermodel was (unsurprisingly) onto something major. This surprisingly appealing eye is perfect for fall — did someone say maple leaves? Crackling bonfires? Pumpkin spice? Get the sienna-hued cat-eye yourself with a four-toned YSL palette, or try a cheaper single shade in bold red and mix with your favorite brown shadow.

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Ballgown maxi skirts at Han Ahn Soon

Maxi skirts have been trendy for a while, but this is next-level volume — is there a crinoline under that? We particularly love the plaid version, which taps into the '90s grunge trend while somehow managing to make it feel Cinderella-appropriate.

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Anti-Bodycon at JNBY and Lamarck

With low-waisted pants, loosely tucked-in shirts, and flowing, formless dresses, the JNBY show seemed to have no interest in embracing or enhancing the female shape. The Lamarck show (pictured) was even more extreme: voluminous trousers and oversized sweaters worn together, and dresses that attracted attention with shimmer and not exposed skin. It was, in a word, refreshing.

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Long Shirts + Trousers at Matohu and Mint Designs

Speaking of volume, the days of high-waisted jeans paired with pinup-girl blouses are over (for now). At both Matohu and Mint Designs, the models wore patterned, slim-cut trousers over shirts that reached mid-thigh or longer, creating sleek silhouettes that added height and de-emphasized curves.

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Hipster Eco-Consciousness at Stof

Apparently you can love nature and have a major chip on your shoulder at the same time. The models at Stof slunk down the runway with hair (and foliage) in their faces, wearing baggy thrift store-esque florals and oozing attitude.

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Total Wearability at Ujoh

And the show with maximum I-want-it-now-ness? The award goes to Ujoh, a fairly new line, launched in 2009. This is the brand's first time at Tokyo Fashion Week, and bam! We'll take one of each, please. Some particularly wearable highlights: transparent blazers, baggy sweaters paired with peplum skirts, a LBD with an oversized bow, a sheer peach sweater + white trousers, and multiple looks featuring in the beautiful cutout pattern (pictured).

See all the looks from Tokyo Fashion Week over at WWD.

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