Issey Miyake reveals a lightweight, heat-retaining wardrobe
Japanese designer Issey Miyake wowed again as he unvieled his Fall 2013 Menswear line in Paris. Fibre2Fashion is reporting that once again, Miyake is pushing technology-driven fabric and included in his collection “recycled polyester and thermal fleece fabrics.”
The runway program indicated the unique fabrics, including heat-retaining fabrics to enable ‘a freer lifestyle during the winter months.’ The collection, reports Associated Press, includes “jackets and sporty overcoats with loose silhouettes used recycled polyester sandwiching thermal fleece fabric in russet and grey. The box was also ticked for the house’s cutting-edge fabric technology: a translucent film was laminated onto jersey on ensembles, many of which sported signature utilitarian detailing like side pockets and zippers.”
Miyake’s unwavering approach to creation is the freedom to have ideas, unconstrained by any preexisting rules or framework, and to be able to make them realities through a tenacious process of research and experimentation. His focus on clothing as design instead of fashion has garnered international attention. Miyake continues to adopt this principal in his continuous creation of newer, ever more advanced designs for the 21st century. This includes technology driven fabrics.