Japanese designer Issey Miyake approached business wear from a fresh angle with his A/W ’15 menswear collection. The show was presented only steps away from Boulevard Raspail in Paris with industry insiders like Tim Blanks and Elgar Johnson in attendance.
Miyake thoughtfully married eccentric, geometric motifs with classic, structured tailoring to create suits and jackets that spoke directly to the dramatist. The designer cited the late Scottish artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh as an influence, which found its footing in the collection’s knits, silks and velvet coats. While these fabrics brought to life Mackintosh’s Art Nouveau sensibility, a number of digital prints on shirts–a collaboration with artist Satoshi Fujiwara–kept Miyake’s presentation fresh. Always one to mix textiles, Miyake played up his strengths this season, while asserting his vision for the modern, working man.