Issey Miyake

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Autumn-Winter 2013/14 

You could see that at least in the beginning that nothing had changed; drop-crotch wool trousers? Check. Round shouldered blazers? Check. Nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary, until the very end…

The sportswear element that so many contemporary designers are incorporating into their garments these days could be found here in Issey Miyake’s collection, which came in translucent monochrome anoraks that highlighted the bold colours of acid green and orange underneath. There was a noticeable lightness to the collection, which happened to be the concept of the collection: to feel lighter in the winter months.

So a tight silhouette formed, and the uses of material and cuts hinted that the collection told the tale of an active man, ready for all the harrows of winter. Then things got bright. Suddenly, gold and silver foil panelling began to feature on jackets and trousers before completely transforming into full fledge, C3PO costumes with acidic colours dripping throughout. It was an eye opener, or squinter rather but it conveyed the message that next winter, be as bold as you can be and with Issey Miyake, you’ll shine.

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Written by Tobias Orrells

Tobias Orrells graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in International Journalism, however, steering away from news, has focused his creativity to reporting on the progression of men’s fashion. He is an avid writer and lover of fashion and music and combining the two helps create the icon profiles. Looking after the Catwalk Yourself Icons biographies

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