Issey Miyake may be best recognized by its tech-driven designs. From the label's Spring Summer ‘94 show which revealed the highly-regarded Pleats Please Issey Miyake line to more modern developments like The Bao Bao Issey Miyake bag released in 2010, Issey Miyake has remained at the forefront of cutting edge construction, constantly evolving the way we think of wearable fashion.
In its latest collection, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake shifts its inspiration away from mechanical design towards something more human. Presenting Human Ensemble, the brand's SS22 looks were made to be worn in harmony with its wearer.
This season, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake ultimately finds a sense of uniformity through design only for it to intentionally be disrupted when expressed through each wearer’s presence. Focused on form, movement and complexion, one may imagine Human Ensemble to be restrictive, but its pieces take on a leisurely form as they were created for everyday use and anywhere function.
Searching for a look that’s both professional and comfortable for your WFH Zoom calls? Look no further than the Oblique series. Made from 100% recycled polyester yarn, the matching suit-inspired set features bold diagonal lines across the pleats, giving much-needed comfort to a staple must-have.
Another stand-out fit in the collection is the playful and adaptable Leno Stripe series. The look displays a traditional weaving technique called karamiori, or “leno weave”, where a vertical stripe pattern is woven into by two warp threads that are twisted around one weft thread. The result is a highly technical, yet ultra breathable pattern by creating a net-like structure.
Lastly, if you’re looking to make a statement, Homme Plissé Issey Miyake’s ideation this season truly comes to life in the Body Movement series. Featuring unlikely sets like long jackets and buttoned vests with matching pants, Body Movement exaggerates the curves and shapes on the human body through drawn paint and sand. Echoing a sentiment felt throughout the collection, the more you move, the more these printed pieces will work for you.
Visit us-store.isseymiyake.com to shop Human Ensemble.