Chisato's designs are fresh and out of today's pop culture. Chisato is a Japanese fashion designer who has previously worked with Issey Miyake before going solo in 1990. Manga and anime are her biggest influencers, did I say that she was from Japan? :) American culture is lately going crazy with Manga stuff but she was there before anyone else was. Her designs are cute (though I hate this word because of its many many meanings), colorful (no, they are not too colorful to disturb the eye) and definitely inspiring. The below pieces are from her Spring 2010 collection.