Issey Miyake pays a personal tribute to hands’ power

Photography: Francesca Beltran

For the new Spring/Summer 2019 collection, the designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae has met the challenge to shape the garments like clay.

Free, flexible and malleable fabrics are twisted, rolled up, crinkled, bended or stretched by hands. This is the Dough Dough concept, as the brand has called it: a urethane mesh into the woven that allow it to be molded.

To the strains of the songwriter Hiroko Sebu, the models walked the catwalk wearing clothes that are looking for their freedom. Long and over-the knee dresses, pants, shirts and architectural tops compose a collection that bear the traces of hands that sewed them.

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The color palette includes tones of blues, greens, browns, purples and greys as well as pure total white looks. Besides some pieces, with their multicolor brushstrokes, seem truly watercolour and oil paintings. 

Straw hats and flat shoes, born from the fifth brand’s collaboration with United Nude, complete the looks.

Have a look also at some backstage photos highlighting amazing details of the looks…

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