ISSEY MIYAKE MEN:
SPRING SUMMER 2018 Collection
On June 22 (Thu), ISSEY MIYAKE MEN presented its SPRING SUMMER 2018 Collection at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. The theme of this collection is Through the Desert. Inspired by a journey into the desert, this collection seeks to celebrate the modern man, understanding his need to enjoy the vast beauty of the wilderness.
The collection will appear in shops in early December, 2017.
DOUBLE FACE COTTON
Refocusing on double-face cotton fabric, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN's classic textile that has been constant since the early 1970s, is transformed into a new style. The earth tone color palette, created in the image of the sandy desert, is realized through garment dyeing. It produces clothing with a depth of color and a soft, relaxing texture. The other look below uses this fabric, treated with a shrinking technique, in a patterned form. This makes the fabric shrink minimally, revealing a sand ripple-like texture. Using this unique material and a minimal style, it proposes relaxed, comfortable clothing that is in tune with the brand's philosophy.
This section features the texture of the harsh desert. Patterns echo accidental, beautiful landforms, using diverse materials and techniques. Jacket uses cut-jacquard woven with wool, polyester and cotton to express the landscape of a dry desert in an abstract form. Adding a fulling process, which results in a partial shrinkage of the wool, creates a random sand ripple texture, which yields an even richer look.
The following feature a series of fabrics, which uses a salt-shrinking technique that is applied to express a ripple mark pattern on polyester broad cloth and cotton broad cloth. They are all lightweight and designed with functional elements in mind, such as lightness of touch and minimal care.
Dynamic motifs inspired by the gradations of geologic stratum are created by marble printing using colored glue. The patterns, produced by the hands of skilled craftsmen who intricately combine different colors, are roller-printed on an original, soft-textured polyester developed from proprietary thread. The jacket is treated with pleated pressing after sewing. These vertical wrinkles create a clean, sharp appearance and it is a highly convenient series that requires no ironing, can be washed in water, and is quick to dry.