Issey Miyake Spring Summer 2015 show bought a unique blend of innovation, colour and technical excellence to the runway at the Place de la Concorde in the centre of Paris. Models floated like coloured clouds in a show entitled WINDSCAPE, that showcased the creative power of wind.
Artist Ei Wada, a member of the Open Reel Ensemble, used helium balloons attached to the ends of magnetic tape, similar to those found old-style tape recorders and created a fun sense of play as models strolled down the catwalk in multiple numbers.
The ‘stream-stretch’ technology, developed by Issey Myake, and born from the tradition of pleats and A-POC, is neither knitwear nor pleats but starts with a single piece of cloth into which ‘creases’ have been incorporated in a fine detailed design process.
As wafts of colours streamed down the runway, some models with hats looked as though the wind had grabbed them and wanted to take off.
The new season with Issey Miyake is fun and confident with truly beautiful silhouettes and must have pieces for the new season.