PARIS FASHION WEEK HIGHLIGHTS: Issey Miyake

Fashion house of the unexpected Issey Miyake drew us into another world where nature met science fiction, into Yoshiyuki Miyamae’s first SS12 collection ‘Bloom Skin’. Models walked down the catwalk in a flurry of popping colours to ambient music of chimes. Often when Modernity is a central theme, designers let their imagination go a little too wild- but Miyake contained his excitement well to produce a collection both wearable and directional.

Purple mesh panel leggings were offset with draped white shirts to reference relaxed sporty stylings. A variety of other neons were muted down with stone beige, canary yellow and sea blues.

Models wore intimidating bird-head shapes in striking orange and bubble-like headdresses, with hair slicked back into an inverted bun akin to alien creatures from a science fiction movie.

The theatrics of the show were a big talking point; poles were lit up like Star Wars light-sabers poles and bolts of blue strobe lighting scattered the runway- taking this collection well into the future.

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