The Little Prince (Miharayasuhiro)

Paris…While mostly unknown, designer Mihara Yasuhiro is one of the most consistent and exciting designers at Paris Fashion Week. Being “under the radar” is one of his charms, because his fans want to keep the clothes all for themselves. For S/S 10, he was inspired by the classic story “The Little Prince.” Coming from a planet far away and landing on a barren desert on earth, the character’s clothes look slightly familiar, yet contain elements of surprise not yet seen in our “commercial reality“. The strongest group of exits on the runway was a bunch of sandy-colored knits and outerwear that had strong utilitarian influences. The relaxed styling looked youthful yet sophisticated, especially with the warm tonal neutrals thrown in for good measure. Each outfit seemed to have effortless layering and embellishments, a huge feat on the Parisian runways. Rolled up chinos and broken-in desert boots felt at home with unbuttoned summer cardigans, exaggerated crew neck tees and several “ripped and destroyed” knits. The featherweight woven shirts and coats made out of cotton poplin or satin had that intended space age effect about them, perhaps reminding some of us of Luke Skywalker’s original home in “Star Wars.” The sense of serene adventure that comes with exploring new territories really shined in Yasuhiro’s collection, showing he’s not afraid to take on the industry’s big names who get much of the week’s attention.


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