Fall Winter 2014/15

By Marcellous L. Jones

April 1, 2014

Paris, France – This season Japanese fashion house Issey Miyake brought all of Paris to a standing ovation with the presentation of its new Fall/Winter 2014/15 collection.  Signed by artistic director, Yoshiyuki Miyamae, it is filled with the expected share of surprises and fabric innovations for which the house is renowned.

ISSEY MIYAKE Fall Winter 2014

ISSEY MIYAKE Fall Winter 2014

The show opened with 6 models dressed in black. They each carried what appeared to be large, half moon portfolios. Once in position each model opened their portfolios, pulled out an object in fabric and unfolded it. Then putting them on, the room burst into applause as the objects were in fact revealed to be cleverly constructed, individual dresses.

The collection then went on with its dresses, wrap capes and tops created with large shoulders. The coats, with their oversizing, have large boat neck-neck style turtlenecks.  Exotic African-inspired prints, wedge ankle boots and thigh high boots built the foundation of this season’s outing. Their stiletto heel is an illusion created with silver metallic color.

The other capes, tops, shirts and dresses are given a creative spring due to the pleating. This actually is the perfect illustration of the collection’s “rhythmatic forest” them. Thanks to it, the silhouettes are treated to real world, three-dimensional movement. It creates very different visual affects depending up on the height and the body dimensions of the individual.

In the end Issey Miyake presented to the world yet another chapter in its love affair with innovation, research and technical savoir-faire.