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The morning at Tokyo fashion week started off with a horror scene: Black slashed and shredded dresses and knit tops stalked down the runway at Nozomi Ishiguro Tambourine (left). Titled Psycho Killer, the show was set to the Talking Heads hit of the same name that urged everyone to run far, far away. A happier mood prevailed when the palette brightened up to cream, punched up with garden floral prints. These were used in abundance in the menswear as well as the womenswear; the Japanese fashion guy is far from afraid of even full-on flowers.

The color story continued later in the evening at Fur Fur, where light dresses printed with watercolor paintings and doodles splashed the runway with pastels. It’s a rare turn for this brand, which is a pioneer of the Japanese “forest girl” style that typically sticks to neutral colors and more cozy grannyish silhouettes. Instead, this was a romantic collection for girls who might choose to frolic in the garden over the forest

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Both Ann Romney and Michelle Obama wore Pepto pink at the second presidential debate last night, presumably for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but also perhaps to show their solidarity as ladies. Sadly, they didn't venture a hug like they did last time, which is too bad because it would have generated a gorgeous photo op and surely some great GIF fodder. Instead, photographers were left scrambling around the room trying to angle their cameras in a manner that would capture both women at the same time

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Levi’s will roll out Waste<Less, a 20 percent post-consumer recycled content denim collection, in January 2013, the San Francisco company announced today.

“There’s always been a hybrid nature to different materials coming together to bring you something that didn’t exist before,” Global President James Curleigh said of Levi’s history, stretching back to gold miners patching their clothes in 1873. In this case, the team asked the question “Could one man’s garbage be another man’s treasure?” he joked.

The result?  The spring 2013 collection, available all over the world, will offer 400,000 pairs of Levi’s 511 Skinny jeans, 504 Straight Fit jeans, Boyfriend Skinny jeans and trucker jackets. More than 3.5 million recycled water, soda and beer bottles will be crushed into flakes that become polyester fiber blended with cotton fiber, then woven into Cone Denim.

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