Issey Miyake begins his fashion show with a series of “stylized” models. Let me explain better: human figures in optical white suits, made with a particular technique (the A-POC) that allows seamless clothes, perfectly cut on the human body. Each of these was then “surrounded” and defined by a black line, as if it were a pencil, as if it were a drawing. Followed by solid-colour dresses embracing the body, and others in silk, whose abstract print is made through the decalcomania, or pressure applied patterns. Issey Miyake garments become a second skin, they are part of the person who wears them, they are beautiful representations of the soul below. The down suits are futuristic.
The last section of the collection presented some total white garments, which recall winter landscapes and opaque white skies. In addition to colour, materials, applied fringes and 3D fabrics are also used. Pure magic and works of art. The knitted suits that close the show are extensions of the bodies themselves: the models come down alone or in groups and mix – mingle indeed – they are attached to each other by the garments themselves, which create infinite possibilities. The models smile, everything is fluid and gentle around them. Issey Miyake has created, once again, a sensory stratosphere in which to dive.
Words by Giulia Greco