Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2018: Exploring the Icelandic Landscape

Issey Miyake's Spring/Summer 2018 Collection at the Grand Palais in Paris began with the designer slowly drawing in our attention from the outside noise of Fashion Week and taking us on a trip to Iceland. With the sounds of drumbeats a large living backdrop comes alive with lighting and human forms that push through it, beckoning to us. What or who are these forms? They are elemental, earthy and organic in shape. Then, these alien-like creatures burst onto the runway in costumes that are evocative of armless or footless creatures that seem to roll across the stage like tumbleweeds. Their faces (now human) peek out from the formless organic shapes and they become our guides. You have now entered the unique world of Issey Miyake.

Pikke Allen

Pikke Allen is a Writer and Principal Consultant for her own Content & Branding Atelier. Her passion for all things French is a tribute to her dad, a French teacher and devoted Francophile. She grew up on the left bank in Paris during one of the most fruitful periods in art, fashion and culture in the 1970s. Pikke has been published on a variety of travel platforms including 'Girls Guide to Paris'...(Read More)

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