ISSEY MIYAKE : NEWS
SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collection
On October 2 (Fri), ISSEY MIYAKE announced its SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collection at the Tuileries Palace in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.
This collection was inspired by the lively tropical plants, based on the theme Botanical Delights, and expressed bright colors and forms with the new Baked Stretch technique.
This collection will appear in shops in early January 2016.
Natural materials are combined with technology to create a new fabrication. 3D Steam Stretch, a technique which uses steam heat to shrink thread continues to evolve, thanks to the use of natural materials and ample color variations. There are shirts and jackets that use ultra-thin paper thread made from plant fibers; there are colorful t-shirts that look as if they had been jersey-woven. ISSEY MIYAKE continues its research and development on various materials to create comfortable, lightweight and easy to care for clothing in order to suit the lifestyle of a modern woman.
A new type of pleats has been created from a new and innovative process, called Baked Stretch. With this technique, a special glue is first printed onto the fabric and then baked. The glue expands under the high temperature, thereby molding the pleat into the fabric, permanently pressing the garment and maintaining its form. Just like baking bread inside an oven, the fabric is placed inside a baking machine and the glue expands to create a pleated garment. This season we added prints of colorful curves as a compliment to the fabric to evoke the essence of the tropical flora.
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ISSEY MIYAKE : CONCEPT
Issey Miyake debuted his first collection in New York in 1971 and began participating in Paris Fashion Week from 1973. His unique concept of clothing as A Piece Of Cloth was widely acclaimed throughout the world from the very beginning. An inexhaustible explorer, he has continued to open up new horizons for making clothes through research, experimentation and development while reimagining the relationship between the human body and clothing.
With a resolute determination of moving ever forward, Miyake has brought forth several epoch-making outcomes, including original pleated pieces from 1989, which would later develop into PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE, and the basic idea and process of A-POC in 1997, this time in collaboration with Dai Fujiwara, which would soon evolve into a design solution called A-POC INSIDE which was incorporated into the ISSEY MIYAKE collections as well as in all other brands owned by the ISSEY MIYAKE group.
Placing a high value on fostering various human resources and innovative technologies in the industry since the foundation of the brand, Miyake's spirit of making things has been passed on to a new generation of designers, past and present.
It is Yoshiyuki Miyamae and his team of designers at the helm of the ISSEY MIYAKE Women's collection since the Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.
They are taking on further challenges with fresh eyes and new ideas, while combining the traditional techniques of Japan with new technologies.