Graphic Movement at Issey Miyake

Graphic Movement at Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake, SS13, Paris.

In the Spring-Summer 2013 collection for Issey Miyake, Yoshiyuki Miyamae used vibrant colour, bold graphic lines and incredible disintegrating pleating to fill the sculptural clothing with movement.

There was a clever visual illusion at work where movement was at times create through 2D fabric in the form of layered prints and stripes, while at others the movement was created through actual 3D texture effects such as variations in pleated fabrics.

At times the pleating seemed to be breaking apart into tiny pixels, with fabrics that appeared to have been coated or screen printed, while they were still pleated, that opened up on the body to reveal the uncoated fabric. At other times striped fabrics were cleverly tucked and twisted to use both the black and white of the fabric to draw the eye in and out of the curves of the body.

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