Though their relevance in the digital age is often questioned, there are certain aspects of fashion shows that can only be experienced IRL. The way that light can bring fabric to life is one of them, and was a central theme of Issey Miyake’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection.
As he does each season, the designer split the collection into distinct sections based on their fabrication. The first was a series of layered, loosely structured looks made of wool dyed five different colors, and meant to look different depending on your vantage point. The following section featured fabrics printed with curved, geometric designs that ebbed and flowed as the models moved down the runway, seemingly altering the pattern with each step.
Miyaki is known for his technology-driven designs, but what is most striking is the sense of life that he brings to his clothes. Each look is dynamic and fluid, every detail sharing a different part of the story.