Issey Miyake menswear designer Yusuke Takahashi is young. Very young. But his understanding of the brand’s spirit and his take on the Spring/Summer 2014 season showed us that age and talent are totally unrelated.
Usually a very conceptual brand (should I remind you of the paper shirts or the survival blanket coats ?) Issey Miyake was mostly destined to the fashion-y crowds. This season, it seems like the Japanese house designer wanted to appeal more to the mainstream without jeopardizing the brand’s identity and keeping in touch with the Issey Miyake’s codes.
Isaac Ekblad for Issey Miyake
Colors were at the center of the Spring/Summer collection at Issey Miyake. With more colors than there are to count, this show was probably one of the most colorful (ending in shades of fuchsia and neon pink, which is pretty bold). Patterns were giving structure to the color palette and we witnessed a varied work on prints (from geometrical ones such as squares and hexagons to more abstract ones).
The freshness of the Issey Miyake collection was embodied by an eclectic casting and the boys who walked for the show were : Isaac Ekblad, Zakaria Khiare, Luuk Van Os, Matvej Lykov, Jakob Hybholt and Bjorn Merinder.
Mary Yasmine Arrouche