This collection puts the Issey Miyake man in the wilderness. A discernment into the nomadic way of life and the constant struggle with nature's elements of wind, snow, ice and rain. The coalition of these elements force man to learn to rely on his natural instincts to survive in a harsh environment - Issey MiyakeKnitwear
Voluminous full-length coats and pullovers in bordeaux and turquoise are created from an original fabric featuring a mixture of a newly-developed horse hair thread and wool. These are followed by numerous knitwear items with a variety of rich textures, including mohair-blend wool sweaters featuring abstract patterns in orange, grey and blue, also one-piece knit dresses. The design for these relaxed and roomy knits was inspired by the simple and heart-warming nomadic lifestyles of Mongolia.
The style gradually changes into a sharp, urban, sporty look. Thermographic equine photos by photographer Kenji Hirasawa are digitally printed on ponte jersey and cotton broadcloth shirts, Polyester taffeta overcoats and cycling parkas, featuring high-performance padding embroidered with colourful horseshoe patterns, are worn with tightly-fitted knit-pants in a dynamic, sporty style.
The final section is a series of urban workwear looks. Signature woven items appear in rapid succession: Cotton polyester blousons and items in cut jacquard, featuring horseshoes interpreted in abstract forms; a jacket and a duster and a warm dust-patterned print; pleats crafted in corduroy from the traditional tornado tie-dyed technique; birds eye jackets and separates using wrinkle-free, form-stabilizing fabric. All made of functional, lightweight, easy-care fabrics that are washable and non-iron. The show closed on a lilting note featuring ultra-lightweight suits developed with a focus on materials and construction.