A smile came across my face when I first saw Issey Miyake‘s Pre-Spring 2013 collection. The lightness of certain pieces combined with the slight complexity of perfectly placed pleats (row2, look2), an innovative technique or treatment specific to Issey Miyake, just made me melt – in some cases, these same pleats created an accordion effect, resulting in a puckering effect (row3-look4, row5-look2, row6-look1), giving the piece even more dimension. Then, there were instances (row1, look1), like a diaphanous dress, whose fabric looked as delicate as petals under a microscope.
A play in color, pattern + silhouette was also in order, making my mind race, hoping my anxiety would summon Spring to be here that much faster. The punch of color in patterns, like in row1-look2, where you’re working with just two colors, + yet, the negative + positive space of the individual pieces, makes it a standout rather than a monotone dud; row3-look2, flirts with a traditional silhouette of a button-down shirt with an A-line skirt covered in a crazy print, while row5-look2, pairs a boxy buttery butterscotch-colored leather jacket, in a peacoat-style, with harem pants, slightly draped on each side, in a brightly colored pattern. Overall, it’s a fun + beautiful collection, perfect for the modern woman that likes to have fun with her clothes and has an eye for great design.
(photos: Estelle Hanania)
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