How to showcase the incredible freedom of movement offered by HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE? Through dance, of course – dance is very present in the presentations of the line.
And this season, the brand took over the new Poste du Louvre where models, performers and members of an acrobatic collective, Compagnie XY, directed by Rachid Ourmadane, director of the Théâtre National de Chaillot, performed, dancing, jumping and flying through the air.
Exploring the contrast between flowers and vases, the delicacy of the former and the sturdiness of the latter, pieces, layered or twisted, soft and comfortable, were fashioned in the label’s iconic pleated fabric.
The “vases” series included elements that recall the shape and delicacy of its curves. For example, the edges of the tops and coats fell away to fold over the chest, creating a precise silhouette with subtle curves. Other pieces were inspired by the image of plants gently undulating in the open air. The pleating on either side of the fold that connects the two sleeves was reminiscent of the veins of a leaf, bringing an organic touch to the ensemble. With a nod to a bud blossoming into a flower, the pockets of some garments can be turned inside out and fastened with snaps, while playful elements in the “Acclimation Coat” series allowed garments to be transformed, depending on the weather and mood, with removable buttons, drawstrings, retractable hems and hoods that can be unzipped.
The palette oscillated between bright and natural colors, while the patterns were inspired by the cotton plant, with free-form shapes made with paint drops to illustrate the plant’s natural appearance.