Issey Miyake

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Spring-Summer 2013 – It was a bright and bubbly collection from Issey Miyake. The clown-like colours were reminiscent of a children’s party with bright blues, greens, yellow and orange coordinating and clashing respectively. A graphic striped print was emblazoned across delicate dresses before dominating midi-dresses. Monochrome interspersed bright hues with nautical and beetle-stripes being particularly prevalent. Though it was more about the print and the palette the silhouette was light, loose and airy – perfect for Spring-Summer and moved away from the dark hues which have dominated here in Paris. Chiffon was a proponent of this, creating the lightest of dresses in shift and square shapes. Three-quarter trousers were paired with breeze easy tops maintaing a loose and carefree shape. It was a fantastic use of prints, patterns and colour for a lighthearted, vibrant and interesting show.

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Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.

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