Guess what guys, the Japanese Designer Issey Miyake is finally launching his famous Plissé design for men. I already took a look at the collection and want to share some of my favorite pieces with you.
WHO IS MIYAKE
In the late 1980s, Issey Miyake began to experiment with new methods of pleating that would allow both flexibility of movement for the wearer as well as ease of care and production. In which the garments are cut and sewn first, then sandwiched between layers of paper and fed into a heat press, where they are pleated. The fabric’s ‘memory’ holds the pleats and when the garments are liberated from their paper cocoon, they are ready-to wear.
Mr Miyake “oversees the overall direction of all lines created by his company”, even though the individual collections have been designed by his staff since his ‘retirement’ from the fashion world in 1997.
PLISSÉ AS SIGNATURE LOOK
I always liked “Pleats Please”, a sub brand of Miyake which produces pleated colorful pieces for women. In 1993, following five years of research, Miyake launched his flagship design concept: pleats. His permanently pleated clothes were meant to be functional, universal for the modern buyer, and accessible to a wide market. The pleats were made using Miyake’s innovative fabric technology. Single pieces of 100-percent polyester fabric were cut and sewn two- to three-times larger than the finished product. The pieces were heat pressed between two sheets of paper, a process that simultaneously created a permanent pleat, in either a vertical, horizontal, or zig-zag pattern, and created texture and form. Offered in a variety of seasonal colors, the clothes were light, flexible, and easy to care for.
Now Miyake finally launched HOMME PLISSÉ, the Pleats Please for men and the collection is promising.
It includes some colorful items and big prints swell as very easy to wear basic pieces in grey, black and off white.
The autumn/winter 2014 collection includes different style such as:
This item features a hand-drawn jagged pattern inspired by the striking patterns of body painting and boldly printed in bright colors. It is designed to allow users to enjoy a bold and airy styling.
Lineup of 3 items consisting of 1 top and 2 bottoms.
Colors: Off-white, Light Green, Light Blue, Blue
This series, which is characterized by bold color schemes and dynamic diagonal lines, is to be enjoyed casually.
The lineup consists of three items, two tops and one bottom.
Colors: Dark Pink, Khaki, Navy
Tops made of mesh with absorptive and evaporative functions surpassing those of natural fiber, comfortable to wear even in the summer.
Items: 2 tops
Colors: Yellow, Khaki, Gray, Black
HP STAMP T-SHIRTS
T-shirts first folded in a bias and then printed with the HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE logo. When this T-shirt is worn, the shape of the logo information shifts.
Logo colors: Green, Black
This series is deployed in a total of eight styles including five tops and three bottom styles.
Colors: Light gray, charcoal gray, khaki, navy, black
MONTHLY COLOR JUNE
A range of sporty new style zip-up vests centered on half-sleeve items in two colors, an off-white aimed at summer and a cheerful pink with a pop ambience.
A total of five styles are available including four tops and a bottom.
Colors: Off white, dark pink
Take a minute to watch the new collection on youtube the video is very well done!!!