CHIKAE IDE, VIVA! VOLLEYBALL
Michele always has something cute in his collections. His Boston terriers Bosco and Orso appeared last season. Snow White and Bugs Bunny turned up for Spring/summer 2018. There was the Guccy teddy bear in Cruise 2018, and remember the child-like scrawls of Coco Capitan and Guccighost?
Now he looks East — Chikae Ide, the Japanese illustrator behind Viva! Volleyball. The manga was first published in 1968, a time when volleyball was popular in Japan. Some of the new-season sweatshirts and T-shirts feature her original prints. You’ll spot Natalia, a Viva! Volleyball character on a mouliné knit jumper in the show, as well as the quintessential mangastyle pair of eyes along with the words, “to be continued”, in Japanese.