Issey Miyake Fall2012
Notable about the collections this season is, that a lot of designers are designing for the house for their first or second collection. One of these designers is Yoshiyuki Miyamae. He took the creative control at Issey Miyake the last summer. Yoshiyuki emphasized the Japanese craft during the show. The opening of the show was really special, everybody was really excited when they removed the plastic from the catwalk and placed steam engines on the runway. The show opened with a demonstration of the new fabric technology that uses applications of steam to shape woven clothes made from a combination for materials like silk and stretch yarn. While the models were waiting in white bathrobes, the steamers transformed the fabric into dresses. After the models showed the steam dresses we thought this was the end of the show and a lot of people had at that moment the same thoughts. But Yoshiyuki ensured a surprise. The music changed, dresses and coats made from colorful printed fabrics in silk and stretch yarn, suits, jackets with large silhouettes created of different kind of materials in printed colors, netting scarves, color blocking tights and ankle boots were shown.
The show and the collection was impressive, because there was happening a lot. Therefore we were happy to be invited to the Issey Miyake showroom, to see the collection, to feel the materials and to take some pictures for you guys to understand why this collection is amazing. The way the designs are created, the use of different kind of materials, the combination of materials, the colors and the techniques are so special. After our visit in the showroom we understood the theme of the collection which is Mineral Miracle. Yoshiyuki wanted to express the beuaty and power of the natural word which is hidden in minerals. The theme is not only processed in the prints and patterns but also in the colors , the choice of materials and the functionality of the clothing. 美しい