Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Mar 07, 2015
Paris: Accompanied by Ei Wada’s live performance of playing 8 electric guitars simultaneously alongside Japanese singer Chiyako, designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae aroused an intellectual Kaleidoscope of colours and music for his Autumn/Winter collection. As the heart of Issey Miyake, fabric research and innovation have always been a core value for the brand. The invitation gave a premonition of what was to come, a folded origami hexagon based on mathematical patterns from the show. Complex fabric treatments of 3D steam stretch, cut in effortless dresses and softly layered sets felt more intelligible and wearable compared to past seasons. Double woven jacquards created a three-dimensional grid pattern on dresses and coats, evolving into complex folded 3D patterns inspired by snow crystals tinged with bold jewel tones. For the finale, multicoloured skirts unfolded as models pirouette on the catwalk. Miyamae presented complex fabric treatment and pattern cutting with mathematical complexity orchestrated in a thoughtful manner. – Christa Kaufmann
Theme: A kaleidoscope of sounds and music
Key Items: Coat / Softly tailored jacket / A-line skirt / Sack dress / Rectangular top / Wide leg trousers / Boxy jacket / Shirtdress / Blazer jacket
Colours: Yellow / Petrol green / Purple / Red / Black / Dazzling blue / Orange / Grey / Lilac
Materials and Trims: 3D steam stretch / Double woven jacquard / Bonded fabrics / Hybrid fabrics
Print and Pattern: Origami style pleats
Footwear and Accessories: Chelsea boots / Colour blocked hosiery / Headband / Visored cap
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