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Issey Miyake MenswearSpring Summer 2014 Paris Menswear

Runway Review
6/27/2013 Claire Sulmers

Issey Miyake triumphs due to the brand's willingness to push boundaries, and play with innovative fabrications, colors, and silhouettes. The label's Spring 2014 menswear offerings stuck to this aesthetic, tipping outside the box by way of color--pinks, turquoises, purples, grays, blacks, whites, and blues took center stage alongside an explosion of rainbow hues.

The setting was 5 Place des Vosges, an airy, bright venue, bathed in light, and sweltering with heat. At showtime, the lights lifted, and three models opened large windows, breathing life into the atmosphere, and offering a welcome cool breeze. The offerings themselves mimicked the windows thrust open. Button down shirts and shorts featured windowpane designs, made more vibrant by blue, red, and white tones. Other patterns and prints came into play, namely batik, twist tie dying, ombré colors, and an itajime silkscreen pattern. Stripes were given verve in fuchsia and azure; paint splattered caps, socks in sneakers, and oversized bags were the main accents. Silhouettes were loose and lines long. Tunics hit below the hip, and figure swaddling coats touched the calf.

The collection was adventurous for a modern day men, but in an industry dominated by darkness, Miyake let there be light.

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6/27/2013 Claire Sulmers

Issey Miyake triumphs due to the brand's willingness to push boundaries, and play with innovative fabrications, colors, and silhouettes. The label's Spring 2014 menswear offerings stuck to this aesthetic, tipping outside the box by way of color--pinks, turquoises, purples, grays, blacks, whites, and blues took center stage alongside an explosion of rainbow hues.

The setting was 5 Place des Vosges, an airy, bright venue, bathed in light, and sweltering with heat. At showtime, the lights lifted, and three models opened large windows, breathing life into the atmosphere, and offering a welcome cool breeze. The offerings themselves mimicked the windows thrust open. Button down shirts and shorts featured windowpane designs, made more vibrant by blue, red, and white tones. Other patterns and prints came into play, namely batik, twist tie dying, ombré colors, and an itajime silkscreen pattern. Stripes were given verve in fuchsia and azure; paint splattered caps, socks in sneakers, and oversized bags were the main accents. Silhouettes were loose and lines long. Tunics hit below the hip, and figure swaddling coats touched the calf.

The collection was adventurous for a modern day men, but in an industry dominated by darkness, Miyake let there be light.


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