SHOWS

Monday, October 7, 2013

Issey Miyake spring 2014

Starlight, moonlight, and sunlight. The inspiration for the Issey Miyake spring 2014  show was bright and full of optimism. With the swaths of lab coat white and splashes of technicolor brights as accents, “light” was brought to being.

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Ei Wada opened the show with a futuristic feeling set of monitors sensitive to his touch, creating lights with the transformative music as he played the drums with only a sensory wave.

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I was mesmorized into a lovely moment of a work of art in motion as each look of the collection appeared.

The show opened with starlight. Architectural pieces in monochromatic shades of moon and night wrapped the body with tiny, gentle perforations, as if to be the small dots of light we see in a midnight sky. This was my favorite look.

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There was a dimension to the fabric, coated giving a subtle luminescent shimmer. The pop of french blue and lunar white fabrics kept the feeling bright and airy.

Move next into the moonlight. The look stayed light with fabric mixing, sheers with more substantial jacquard fabrics in a grid construction. Layers of soft silks, for quite dimension.

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The sunrise entered with bright reds and cobalts streaming in. Like a sunray, feminine transparencies of technical mesh fabrics let light filter through.

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The models gliding wearing smiling faces in an unseeable maze, created as they flitted by each other, in between each other. I wasn’t sure where to look, yet it made perfect sense as the music took the room to a place we had never been.

The shoes took the stage as a highlight, complimenting the looks with an urban, graphic sensibility.

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I loved being part of the masterpiece. The subtleties working synergistically felt like something of a modern day dance, and the feeling of optimism lingered after the show.

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Did you miss our backstage beauty coverage?

See the full Issey Miyake Spring 2014 show.

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