Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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MAD FOR PLAID
Paris: Yoshiyuki Miyamae, Issey Miyake’s creative director, got in on the tartan trend for fall, but his ebullient iterations of the pattern were unlike any we’ve seen this season. Blown-up and colorful, they packed a playful punch. The plaids appeared for boxy coats, slim pants, boyish button-ups, and even the famed Miyake pleated tops and dresses. Furry pile that was used for puffy coats and armbands added a lively textural element. Miyamae closed the show with gradient stripes rather than tartans, but they still embodied the classic menswear inspirations. The extra-wide skirt-pants were stylish and easy to wear, a killer combination. The smiles on the models’ faces said it all; this on-trend collection was all about optimism, a welcome counterpoint to this season’s darker mood. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Slouchy / Boxy / Long and lean / Oversized / Easy hourglass / Full-skirted / Tapered / A-line
Color: Black / White / Cobalt / True red / Lemon / Kelly green / Citron / Yves Klein blue / Navy / Mustard / Fuchsia / Lime / Caramel
Key Items: Tartan coats / Slouchy trousers / Pleated silk tees / Button-up shirts / Collegiate sweaters / Printed sack dresses / Striped skirt-pants
Materials: Pleated silks / Tweed / Fine-gauge yarns / Fuzzy pile / Silk crepe / Blanket wool / Menswear suitings
Print + Pattern: Prince of Wales check / Manipulated plaids / Large-scale plaid / Classic tartans / Gradient stripes
Details + Trim: Contrast trim / Fine pleats / Cutaway pants / Covered plackets / Mock-neck collars / Turtlenecks / Fur panels
Accessories + Footwear: Colored metal chokers / Furry armbands / Color blocked leather gloves / Envelope clutches / Opaque tights / Striped socks / Platform ankle boots / Mary Janes
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