by Penny Martin .

Ato boy!

Menswear-into-womenswear was the theme of Ato Matsumoto's accomplished collection (of both) that displayed plenty other aspects of contemporary international women's fashion: the volumatic upper body with skinny undercarriage, tunic tops over leggings and the drop shoulders beloved of Mrs Prada and Mr Pilati. But the skinny heels reminded you of the late 90s and put one in mind of Mr Lang (Helmut, that is), which is a mighty comparison no designer would wish to unwittingly invoke. Great to see such a polished show though, from the heir to the Pioneer electronics firm, no less!