Issey Miyake 2015 Fall/Winter HOMME PLISSÉ Jackets (lookbook video)

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake drops the jacket series for the 2015 fall/winter HOMME PLISSÉ collection with an accompanying lookbook video. The range is comprised of overcoats, blazers, suits, cardigans, vests, button-up shirts, pants and accessories like ties and scarves that’s swathed in a dominant black-and-white color scheme with subtle pops of baby blue, burgundy, lime green, burnt sienna, navy and bright orange. Bold detailing is added to traditional silhouettes like pinstripe suits and other formal evening-wear as the designer’s famous finely-scrunched pleats are seen on the origami-esque folds of the collars, pants and twisted neckties.

The eclectic HOMME PLISSÉ Jacket Series has been pre-released in Japan, but expect to see a North American release in the coming months.

Issey Miyake 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE x Native Shoes 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

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Issey Miyake‘s PLEATS PLEASE and Native Shoes build on this summer’s collaborative drop with yet another footwear collection, this time for Fall/Winter 2014.

Available in black, blue, and red, the new kicks don dashes of white and ditch this summer’s heavily perforated upper in favor of more seasonally apropos construction. Look for all three colorways now at select PLEATS PLEASE stockists.

Kazumasa Nagai x PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE Pop-Up Store

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ISSEY MIYAKE first introduced the Pleats Please line back in 1989, and it has been developed every season thereafter. A collection of products for the brand was recently launched in collaboration with Japanese graphic designer Kazumasa Nagai with a week-long pop-up shop visualized by Keisuke Fujiwara to celebrate and promote the release. Fujiwara transformed the playful geometries of graphics into various architectural details creating a spatial experience. Each item is based on the theme of Nagai’s five animals feature poster ‘life,’ originally painted by Nagai in 1993, with rectangular objects imitating the beast-like forms that are shaped to create hanger racks, or function as shelves to display other items.

These bold and quirky characteristics are partnered with a plain white backdrop in-contrast with the vibrant displays and artwork.

 

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KENZO x Evian Limited-Edition Bottles

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For fashion house KENZO‘s latest collaboration, the contemporary brand steps outside the realm of style to release a limited-edition bottle with Evian. This is not the first creative partnership from the French mineral water company, as it has paired with the likes of Elie Saab, Diane Von Furstenberg, Issey Miyake, Paul Smith, Jean Paul Gaultier, Courrèges and Christian Lacroix in the recent past.

The result of their pairing sees a glass bottle that takes design cues from KENZO’s David Lynch-inspired fall collection with a vibrant blue and yellow broken floor pattern. The two brands have not yet released details regarding where and when this collaborative bottle can be purchased, so be sure to keep an eye out at KENZO retailers around the globe.

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PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE x Native Shoes 2014 Summer Collection

 

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Available in both the United States and Japan is Native ShoesSummer 2014 collaboration with Issey Miyake‘s PLEATS PLEASE. Featuring a palette from Native’s own 2014 spring/summer 2014 footwear, the collection takes cues from PLEATS PLEASE’s bold use of color, dressing the Jericho silhouette in clean and simple color-blocking.
Retailing for $65 USD each, the women-centric designs are now available exclusively at PLEATS PLEASE flagships in Japan and Native’s e-shop.
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Yoichi Yamamoto x Issey Miyake “CH-AIR-S” Installation

Following from Japanese architect Yoichi Yamamoto‘s 2011 “2D/3D Chairs” installation for Tokyo retail store Issey Miyake, the two team up again on “CH-AIR-S.” Located in Ginza, Japan, the installation is based off of Yamamoto’s fashion design philosophy, “From 2D Cloth to 3D Dress.”

Those passing the store will see a series of tubes — held up by stainless steel wires — randomly float in mid-air. It isn’t until viewers reach the front of the shop window that the pieces come together to form five simple chair designs. An ingenious installation that toys with one’s perception, be sure to check out “CH-AIR-S” for yourself if you’re in Ginza.