Issey Miyake was all about colour for Spring Summer 2013, from rainbow hues of summer to plaid prints doused in shades of exotic opulence of cobalt, jade, and turquoise.
Layered together in oversized attire, there were slants of zesty orange, salmon pink and sunshine yellow too, which made it very playful and light.
Warm weather dressing was personified in various prints, textures and proportions. Like, drapes in a new idea of “double-sided transfer printing” showed the colour imprint to be both front and at the back, so the contrast you see in the dress can be spotted from one side to the other.
The pleating and ruching added more gravity to the looks, because the ideal Miyake woman is someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously, and prefers fashion to fun and exuberant.
Many of the designers chose to work with the same idea this season, as often they do every season: re-introduce the house’s signature woman, but in a way never seen before and sci-fi or techy, however you would like to term it!
This new edge for the Japanese fashion designer was none other than pixie cuts, monochrome knits and flouncy dresses!
Youthful touches here and there ensured that the collection proved to be perfect teatime fashion: what’s not to love about crumpets and jersey dresses?