Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Yoshiyuki Miyamae’s first collection for Issey Miyake continued the label’s technology-meets-tradition aesthetic, showing clothing that seemed simultaneously organic and technical. Models walked topped by abstract headpieces that evoked exotic orchids or even the mysterious corpse flower, but also perhaps Sci-Fi stewardess uniforms. Cutaway leggings bore abstract geometric patterns that spoke to an innovative printing process, while cape-like tops and skirts displayed soft triangles that evoked floral assemblages and watercolor paintings. Tunic dresses looked almost mythological, especially with elaborate fagoted seams that evoked organic flora and made them perfect for woodland nymphs. Despite these classical allusions, long jersey shirts, bicycle shorts, and other active-inspired garments kept the collection firmly grounded in the present with an eye to the future. —Andrew Luecke
Color: Chocolate / Taupe / Hot pink / Robin’s egg blue / Teal / Lemon / Ultraviolet / Orchid / Orange / Buttercup / Navy blue
Key Items: Tunic dress / Cutaway leggings / Sheer shift dress
Materials: Lycra / Jersey / Chiffon / Silk
Print + Pattern: Triangles and abstract geometrics / Color blocking
Details + Trim: Fagoted seams
Accessories + Footwear: Abstract floral headpieces / Sandals / Sling-back wedges / Color blocked belts
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