The wait is over! The TOGA ARCHIVES x H&M collaboration is online and in stores now. This fantastic capsule with the Tokyo-based independent label, founded in 1997 by Yasuko Furuta, loved for its curious sensuality and experimental takes on wardrobe classics, draws on its avant-garde yet accessible archive with reimaginings of TOGA signatures.
Set in the architectural backdrop of London’s Barbican Estate, the collection is full of TOGA favorites. Hybridized trench coats, deconstructed shirts, plissé skirts, exacting tailoring, and exuberant accessories occupy star billing, given unexpected twists for a modern fashion-lover. For women, key pieces include the silhouette-shifting, wool-twill trench coat and an oversized grey blazer with a spray of bugle beads at the chest pocket, as well as a navy tunic enlivened with TOGA’s trademark cut-out and embellishments. In accessories, dainty pumps come with cool cowboy heels and studs, adding a touch of tough glamour, alongside statement bugle-bead earrings and a collar necklace.
Meanwhile, TOGA menswear stalwarts, the blue striped shirt, and transparent V-neck jumper are reworked in clever cuts and iridescent colorways respectively, easily paired with a chain-link necklace or a reversible bomber jacket with a vintage scarf lining.
“We are huge fans of versatile design at H&M, which is why Yasuko Furuta’s ingenious pieces for TOGA are so appealing. Her signature cut-outs, for example, can be set against bare skin or paired with a sequined underlayer to glamorous effect. We are thrilled to be able to bring her playful but intellectual style to our customers and look forward to the stylish outfit combinations they will create,” said Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M. TOGA ARCHIVES x H&M.
Styled by Jane How
Photos by Johnny Dufort