Issey Miyake Brings Duality to the Runway for FW18

Issey Miyake Brings Duality to the Runway for FW18

The designer showed bold textures in subtle ways during his Paris Fashion Week Men's show.

The designer showed bold textures in subtle ways during his Paris Fashion Week Men's show.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

Issey Miyake’s Fall 2018 Men's collection is smart, subtle, and truly for the everyman. Using soft structural lines and an emphasis on added detail, Miyake doesn’t aim for drama with these garments, but instead perceptively manifests simplicity in the styling and pallette of this collection.

His chosen use of color ranges from entire ensembles being vibrantly saturated, like the opening look — a bright red, long lightweight rain parka over a sweater of the same hue — to bold shades being submerged as underlayers, still confidently peeking through beneath jackets or vests. A standout look is an elegantly checker-dyed grey linen jumpsuit with a tie belt at the waist, a floor length draped jacket and muted yellow collared button-up underneath. Miyake’s previous use of fabrics and textures from a technological perspective and function offers itself prominently through this collection. feeling proactively more advancing than futuristic, the ultimate strength and intelligence within these designs.

Issey Miyake will forever reign as the king of duality, designing clothing with a technique that has the spirit of duality—one that is accessible to every man but is also undoubtedly high fashion. These designs lend themselves to many an occasion or condition, which to me, sounds like the future of men's fashion. See the full collection below. 

Credits: Photos via Vogue Runway

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