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Issey Miyake

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WRITER IN RESIDENCE

Paris: Creative Director Dai Fujiwara navigated away from the extreme cuts of the past to a more relaxed vibe in a collection entitled “Pen”. “All of the technology we rely on every day brings us together, into chat groups, onto Facebook, but the pen is all about privacy and liberty,” said the designer. Highlighting the intimate nature of handwriting, the soundtrack included disembodied voices reading from journal entries. The literary Beatnik influence and inclusion of rugged elements were an interesting contrast against the house’s signature use of technologically advanced fabrics.

Color: Hunting yellow / Faded red / Olive drab / Caramel / Ink blue

Key Items: Sweater blazer / Grandpa cardigans / Utility blazer / Unconstructed suit / Patterned pants / Crisp cotton dress shirts /  Lightweight balmacaan / Patterned puffer vest

Materials: Ink-splattered shirtings / Marled and space-dyed sweaterknits / Ribbed knits / Wool-microfiber blends / Rustic woven blanket plaids / Crinkled surfaces / Winter cottons

Details + Trim:  Decorative topstitching / Contrast facing / Hidden pockets iPads, notebooks and pens / Exposed zippers / Raglan sleeves for shirts / Tibetan fisherman-type wrap waists for pants

Accessories: Stylized bow ties / Buffalo check scarves / Striped tote bag / Belt bag / Newsboy caps / Metal clip-on pens

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