Paris Fashion Week: Issey Miyake's models smile as colour steals show
PARIS (AP) - Issey Miyake cast a few minutes of sunshine over a gray Paris sky on Friday with a fall-winter 2013-2014 show brimming with colour.
Checkered patterns added to the fun, and it was invigorating to see them on models, who actually smiled as they walked.
The show's inspiration, said designer Yoshiyuke Miyamae, "comes from landscape seen from the sky". Optical crisscrosses of varying thickness created great dynamic movements on stretch fabric, as he imagined an aerial view of a dense forest. Colours of the 1980s, such as rich ultramarine, vivid jade and vermilion, evoked the hues.
"What you see from a plane... when sunshine lights up the land," Miyamae said.