Friday 5th March

| BY Paul Toner

Issey Miyake: Ready-to-wear AW21

This morning’s Issey Miyake film was of a more sombre mood than we’ve come to expect from the brand. There were no elaborate dance routines like January’s men’s show, or flying dresses which stunned crowds during the SS20 shows. Instead, the Miyake team took a slower approach, taking their technical creations out into the outside to see how they exist in the everyday. The show notes spoke of wanting to engage with nature “and its myriad forms,” seeking beauty through adaptable clothing that mimics the habitats they exist in.

Adopting organic shapes and patterns, the collection moves between boiler suits dyed to resemble stone, pleated twinsets moulded to appear like rock structures and square-cut coats made of un-dyed, raw wool. As models moved through handsome buildings and glided across dusty terrains, they seemed to be at one with their surroundings – making for an ideal uniform when we can finally catch-up with the outside world.

Photography courtesy of Issey Miyake.