Sunday, 2 October 2011

Paris Fashion Week SS12 - Issey Miyake

This show was the first Issey Miyake collection by Yoshiyuki Miyamae for Issey Miyake and fashionstas turned up in their hundreds to see it. As we installed ourselves 3rd row we discovered hand fans on our seats – these were a god send as the 28 degree heat outside had been brought inside!

Starting with a laser light show 4 models appeared from the side of the catwalk in huge structured head gear and relaxed off-tan tailoring featuring multiple panels and kick pleats on the hem – the trousers featured wide structured pockets creating an angular silhouette.
Jackets with caped sleeves and cut outs showed peeks of the fleuro  yellow that was lying beneath and toted feminine touches such as laser cut trims and huge water falling, ruffled pussy bow tops.
The next pieces on the runway were a complete contrast, suddenly becoming all disco neon colours with mesh panelled and cut out leggings, oversized t-shirt dresses and panelled, sheer vest dresses as well as the odd crop top. Contrasting colour panels in smooth shapes made all of these pieces interesting and unique yet ready to wear while the jaunty OTT head pieces added an avante garde fashion edge. The colour palette was mainly turquoise and yellow, navy and purple and pink and grey as well as the return of a new favourite – orange and pink!
Half way through the show there was another laser show and the second half of the show was far more feminine, sophisticated and flowing with gorgeous all-in-one jumpsuits and batwing sleeves attached at the shoulder and ankle.
This was a really beautiful and interesting collection with daring shapes, a fresh summer palette and divine fabrics.

Jemima Daisy

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