Developed with traditional Japanese parsimony, Issey Miyake customarily presents collections that dictate their own rhythm. With its most recent collection, while the world-including the fashion industry-reckons with the changes caused by the pandemic, the brand, led by designer Satoshi Kondo, functions as a visual oasis. This Fall/Winter 2021 collection offers a discourse on the shapes and colors of nature, its stones and landscapes, which translates into a series of clothes in neutral tones, reflecting the earthy terrain, as well as the desert at sunrise.
Issey Miyake excels at making collections where nothing is free from the brand's signature codes-from prints made by distorting water surfaces using droplets of paint to the use of raw wool in tailoring jackets and jumpsuits. The pleated work, a classic Issey Miyake technique, appears both in the microtextures of the collection's dresses, modeled with square cuts of fabric, and in the beautiful folding work that creates build circular movements within the well-constructed silhouettes.