Written by Valerie Fujita
Images source: Fudge
Jane Marple already proved it was not a Lolita brand like others, being welcomed in magazines like Spoon, Fudge or the magazine that all Japanese students in fashion read, So-En. The two main designers Kurosawa MILK and Yasuhiro Narita met in 1985 and decided to found Saint Mary Mead. At this time, Saint Mary Mead wasn’t a brand yet, just a wholesaler of different products through their shop LENE in Shinjuku (Tokyo) or Maria Theresa in Osaka. In 1989, they create the label Jane Marple and moved to Laforet Department store.
The name of the companies Jane Marple and Saint Mari Mead has been inspired of course by Agatha Christie’s novels ; isn’t that a funny combination, detective stories and cute clothes? Anyway, this year again, Jane Maple is taking us to its own wonderland. And it sounds true, when you look at the silhouettes of this 2010 spring-summer collection that you might feel like some kind of modern Agatha Christie’s heroin.