Homme Plissé Issey Miyake is at its best wild. It appeals to a natural instinct. It's raw – filled with unrefined power and spirit. Clothed in the strength and determination of the untamed is dynamism. After all, this is Issey Miyake and our Fashion Editor, Thomas Falkenstedt, shows you the highlights of the AW18 collection.
This is a light yet powerful new seasonal collection that fuses the sportiness of Homme Plissé Issey Miyake with the essence of the wild. The definition of wild is a matter of each to his own. In my opinion it is the constant questioning of shape, form and pattern, which is most intriguing in this collection and what gives it its untethered appeal.
The wool, like light, is a fabric soft to the touch, similar to worsted wool suit fabric. Fleece pleats come in a warm fleece reminiscent of feral animal fur. These warm fabrics are fitting for the autumn/winter season and are a new addition to the collection.
The BAG series that started in the spring/summer 2018 season is expanding. The Flat Bag series has new tote bag and mini-shoulder bag versions. This results in new styling that adds an increasing variety of shapes and colours to the iconic bags of Homme Plissé Issey Miyake.
The playfulness of both the material as well as the cut makes this oversized shirt/parka a standout piece in the collection and brings about the lightweight touch that Issey Miyake is striving for. It comes in contrast to the more nature-imitating-fabrics below.
Wild Check and Wild Stripe are representing the rough feel of animal fur. Owl & Bear is a camouflage design of owls and bears, concealed in the woods. From a variety of fauna-based image sources, the collection conveys power and strength.