There’s nothing quite like going back to nature. A sudden intake of fresh, cool air that carries with it the mingled scents of marigolds, wheat and cut grass, the power of which draws you back into a world you forgot existed. In those moments you can’t help but smile, and perhaps – with a collection that channeled the fields and lakes and aerial colourscapes of nature – that’s why Issey Miyake’s models were beaming.
Fresh-faced and bright-eyed, hair swept up into throw-in knots, Miyake’s fall 2013 girls had the raw and untouched beauty of nature itself. Garments in lush greens, deep blues and sunny yellows took their colour from the skies and meadows and forests, in cuts that complimented the shape and movement of the body.
That’s not to devalue the pieces as simplistic: Miyake collections, however inspired by nature, are always underpinned by technology and craftsmanship. Note the immaculate structures, the varied textures, and the reversible colours and prints peeping through the undersides of garments. Print wise you can’t go past Miyake’s striped Glen plaids: one of the freshest and boldest takes on the season’s tartan obsession.
You can see all of the Issey Miyake autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree