Homme Plisse Issey Miyake SS20 Is Flowing Fashion

Homme Plisse Issey Miyake SS20 Is Flowing Fashion

Homme Plisse Issey Miyake SS20 Is Flowing Fashion

The Japanese designer offered loose silhouettes in a variety of colors for men on the move in a show choreographed by Daniel Ezralow.

The Japanese designer offered loose silhouettes in a variety of colors for men on the move in a show choreographed by Daniel Ezralow.

Text: Julian Wright

If you look at traditional Japanese garments, say the jinbei or kimono, there is an inclination for loose fits. An excess of fabric had hierarchical implications in ancient times, but its prominence has continued even if its symbolic purpose has not. We still see loose fitting garments in high-fashion (e.g. Rei Kawakubo) and streetwear coming from Asia. At Paris Fashion Week, Homme Plisse Issey Miyake SS20 reinforced this aesthetic.

And it was seriously loose. Tops descended below mid-thigh, arms billowed and overcoats draped models in bolts of fabric. Despite that one unifying feature, the collection offered plenty of variety in color. Pops of light blue, pink and emerald green added notably bright accents to the collection. There was also a spattered use of pleating to diversify some garments. This went beyond just the visual: the pleating was functional too, preventing fabric from sticking too closely to skin.

This collection wasn't presented traditionally: it was shown through a piece of choreography. When asked why Homme Plisse Issey Miyake SS20 was presented through dance, choreographer Daniel Ezralow said, “It’s how to express an energy.” The collection mirrored that sentiment. Whether it be the range in color or cut, the clothing was made so that every wearer can express their energy how they so please.

Check out Homme Plisse Issey Miyake SS20 below.

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