Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake men's Spring 2012 collection.

Paris: In the first Issey Miyake collection since designer Dai Fujiwara’s departure, looks were casual and unfussy while still employing the innovative materials, prints and construction techniques for which the label is known. Suiting was cut from linens and seersuckers, while relaxed woven tops and outerwear came in lightweight, crinkly cottons. Screen-printed stripes and bleeding blocks of color felt somewhat tribal, as did pant silhouettes, which ranged from gauchos and harems to voluminous lounge styles with drawstring-cinched ankles. A color palette largely comprised of serene blues and gentle neutrals suited the collection’s laid-back vibe. –Whitney Kessler

Color: Navy / French blue / Black / Sand / Stony gray / White / Slate / Aqua / Granola / Citron

Key Items: Patterned suit / Linen blazer / Harem, gaucho, parachute and tapered pajama pants / Basic button-front / Macintosh / Stovepipe trouser / Grandpa cardigan / Ribbed tee

Materials: Linen / Marled sweater knits / Silk / Crinkly cottons / Nylon / Striped denim / Seersucker / Slubby and ribbed jerseys

Print + Pattern: Tribal zigzag print / Bleeding blocks of color / Broken diagonal stripes / Linear texture patterns / Plaid

Details + Trim: Drawstrings / Band and shawl collars / Utility pockets / Pintucks / Ruffles / Pieced constructions / Funnel necks / Pant pleats

Accessories + Footwear: Leather sandals / Fedoras / Modern desert boots / Cap-toed oxfords / Lucite bow-ties and watches

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