ISSEY MIYAKE premiered its SPRING SUMMER 2021 collection online UNPACK THE COMPACT on Friday, October 2nd. This collection was inspired by the idea of delivering garments in compact forms to people all around the world and by doing so sharing the wonder and joy of unpacking them.
2020∙10∙02 | ISSEY MIYAKE
SPRING SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION
This vest is a new take on the relationship between body and clothing, and was made by molding fabrics into a soft shell that envelops the body. Its seamless construction of two halves is made possible by the technique of molding and the design of front and back zippers.
This series is inspired by the idea of integrating clothing and a garment bag: the wearer goes through the cycle of wearing, folding, and carrying away the garment. By folding and fastening the zippers, the coat and poncho each turn into bags like the ones used to store and carry suits. The fabric is water-repellent and wrinkle-resistant, designed for everyday use and for people always on the go.
OUT A PIECE
This series features a unique design where pieces of each garment can be zipped together into a three-dimensional construction. The stretchable fabric gave the silhouette a soft, fluffy touch, whereas the distinct black zipper lines visually hold the form together. For items like long jacket and biker jacket, one can play around with their zippers to find different ways to wear them.
An original knit series that is stretchable like a sponge. The fabric is an elastic blend of cotton and polyester that gently wraps around the body, while the zigzag knit pattern allows for a comfortable fit that does not stick to the skin. Each garment can be rolled into a compact size, suitable for travelling.
This series was inspired by the idea of wearing a piece of painting as it integrated the artwork as a whole into clothing. Each garment is composed of pieces that are strung together. The painting is a depiction of a living room, available in two color combinations: morning and evening. It is printed on a fabric made of twilled cotton and ramie, that further enhanced the qualities of the paint strokes and colors of the original.
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