Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO began on Mar 17 with a show by “Sretsis,” a women’s brand from Thailand.

The brand led by sisters Pim, Kly and Matina Sukhahuta, came to Japan four years ago. Now, it has developed into a brand popular among Japanese celebrities and models. By participating in Tokyo Fashion Week, the brand aims to market its products to a wider group of people in Japan.

The theme of the show was “The Curious Club of Gentlewomen.” A door written “Members Only” was set-up on stage to create a new type of gentlewomen’s club inspired from British gentlemen’s clubs. As a doorman opened the door, the first model wearing a black tailored jacket appeared on the runway. The feminine jacket shaped at the waist was styled with a jumpsuit in shorts-style showing cute drawings of the faces of girls. As always, the brand cleverly combined femininity with masculinity, finished off with a touch of humor.

Cropped pants with retro prints were styled with a cheerleader-style knit written “S Revolution.” A romantic shirt dress with white collar and pleats on the chest area, large pearl earrings and other fun feminine styles followed. A girly mini-dress with a revealing back added an element of sexiness to the show. Makeup introduced masculinity as were the shoes, in patent leather monotone styles.

Carnations appeared as the classic motif of gentlemen’s clubs. The motifs dyed in pink or blue were arranged modern-style and introduced as corsages on mannish suit styles and as ribbons resembling carnation petals on skirts and blouses. Prints combining check and carnation patterns were seen on fur coats and dresses. Soft see-through materials were presented in the latter half of the show. Negligee-style blouse and dress, pastel-colored dress using mesh fabric and more feminine styles.

Sisters Kiko and Yuka Mizuhara walked the runway as models. The two appeared dressed up in a racing jacket styled with a frilled blouse with bowtie and a princess style dress with patterns of carnations.