Apparently International Women Designer Too Feminine, Not Feminist Enough

I generally can’t stand skirts…but I’m actually looking forward to when this stuff comes down to somewhat sane prices, because they look fun to wear. Definitely more than the “underwear” style stuff. (Sports bra and boy-shorts exercise style. If I could wear THAT, I wouldn’t be exercising.)

Aliens in This World

Japanese designer Chitose Abe succeeds with her small company after years of struggle (mostly using her own apartment or hotel room as a showroom).

This year, she is hired by Nike to design some eye-catching fitness fashion outfits.

Feminists attack her work as evil. How dare she use the color pink! Or pleats! Or swishy fabric!

Since pleats and swingy panels and other forms of “multidimensionality” are Abe’s signature look, this is basically saying that she shouldn’t design sportswear at all.

So yeah, it’s basic mean-girls stuff. It’s not about feminism; it’s about trying to erase Chitose Abe. How dare she sit at the cafeteria table!

I think they’re cute, fun outfits, and they’re the kind of things Flo-Jo would have enjoyed wearing as warmup gear.

The jacket pleats mean you get to feel the wind stream behind you. Guys in Japanese sports material often like to wear their jerseys…

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