An Explosion Of Colour With Issey Miyake Men
For SS14 Issey Miyake Men presented an explosion of colour that was anything but plain.
In a visual feast of prints Design Head Yusuke Takahashi looked to batik, tie dyes, stripes, gradients, pixels, grids and splatters for the collection’s graphics; reminiscent of various 18th and 19th century artists like Jackson Pollock. A mix-and-match approach saw many of the different prints worn together in one outfit – a signature of Takahashi’s eye-catching style. While the combination of many prints may not be for everyone, individually each piece is very wearable.
A generally oversized and relaxed silhouette saw rich textures, gigantic tunic-style tops, voluminous outerwear, and elongated layered shirts paired with loose-fit knee-length shorts. Smarter aspects included sharp suiting, collarless jackets and long blazer-coats. A sporty, streetwear feel came from the use of multi-coloured trainers with all of the looks, teamed with print socks – adding to the fine attention to detail.
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