Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 According to Issey Miyake

As we come to the end of another year, many of us are eager to discover what 2011 has in store for men’s fashion. Probably never more than now, it all depends on who is doing the forecasting.

While Men’s Fashion by Francesco is primarily concerned with emerging menswear designers from around the world, every so often we need to hear from those who have long emerged—what I call, the griffes.

Whether we like it or not, for the most part, the griffes have a worldwide impact on fashion trends and styles, setting the stage for what filters down to the masses.

So, first, let’s take a look at the spring/summer 2011 press release of Issey Miyake, who looks to nature for inspiration next year:

The Trout
The Trout lives in cold streams. He is a master of disguise, secreting himself quietly while all around him life abounds with activity. Cautious and patient, he waits and he watches. Suddenly, when the chance arises, he reveals himself—the flash of a beautifully dappled figure in the water – and he takes his prey.

His patience, his elegance and the beauty of his fighting spirit is revealed.

ISSEY MIYAKE Spring-Summer 2011 collection is inspired by the nature of the Trout.

Trout Plaid
Energetic and graphic abstract plaids are achieved through knitting, weaving and printing techniques in a variety of vivid rainbow colors. Worn with ragged circle pattern A-POC GALAXY denim series.

Trout Trad
Hidden pockets and details are camouflaged in new traditional ISSEY MIYAKE suits, in charcoal and navy. Steeley gray suits with chalky white pinstripes that seem to disappear for a fleeting moment.

Trout Tricks
Jacket, pant and waistcoat series which is double woven and cut to reveal pockets; the hidden reverse weft reveals itself only when it is necessary, mimicking the characteristic behavior of a trout. A woven dot pattern is also inspired directly from a trout.

See more images here.

Photos Copyright Issey Miyake.