If there is something to highlight in Kenji Kawasumi‘s Central Saint Martins’ MA F/W 12 collection is the experimentation with thick wools and felts. A creamy pastiche of puffy coats and garments, heavy pants for winter that look like warm-y melted packing-peanuts. It’s not the first time that the Japanese designer explores new ways of working with textiles though. He did so on his BA collection, using laser cut fabrics and mixing knit with clear acrylic. An approach to fashion that goes hand in hand with textile research. Now that body silhouettes seem to have been all done and designed, fabrics become the next lab for avant-garde; something Japanese artists are very well known for (Miyake, anyone?).