Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Issey Miyake’s Yoshiyuki Miyamae presented an energetic collection characterized by stripes of all sizes and vibrant colors. His inspiration, “images of vibrantly colored birds alighting on water and flapping their wings,” was not necessarily apparent to the viewer, but it didn’t matter. The clothes were youthful and fun, and that was what was important. Roomy silhouettes featured soft draping, a welcome contrast to the rigid geometric shapes and stripes. Miyake’s signature pleats were, of course, included in the mix, adding dimension to the prints; a square pleating technique was particularly visually interesting. Miyamae’s focus on youthfulness was the right move, making the forty-year-old house feel reinvigorated. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Roomy / Slouchy / Fit-and-flare / Asymmetrical
Color: Kelly green / Soft yellow / Royal blue / Teal / Navy / Charcoal / Black / White / Citron / Purple
Key Items: Baggy cropped pants / Draped sack dresses / Boxy button-ups / Pleated separates
Materials: Crisp cotton / Airy silks / Pleated silks / Chiffon / Sheer jersey / Opaque jersey / Mesh / Smooth suitings
Print + Pattern: Stripes of all widths / Geometric shapes
Details + Trim: Fine pleats / Draping / Asymmetrical hemlines / Collaging / Contrast linings
Accessories + Footwear: Skinny belts / Flat strappy slides
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