×
60 610
Fashion Jobs
MIZZEN+MAIN
Account Executive - Specialty ne & Midwest
Permanent · DALLAS
COTY
Area Sales Manager
Permanent · Miami
LEVI'S
Part-Time Sales Supervisor
Permanent · Katy
SALLY BEAUTY HOLDINGS LLC
Outside Sales Representative -Cosmoprof
Permanent · Colorado Springs
SALLY BEAUTY HOLDINGS LLC
2nd Shift Inventory Control Specialist
Permanent · Jacksonville
NORDSTROM
Asset Protection - Agent - North Point Marketcenter Rack
Permanent · Alpharetta
NORDSTROM
Asset Protection - Agent - The Outlet Collection Rack
Permanent · Auburn
NORDSTROM
Asset Protection - Security Ambassador - Galleria at Roseville
Permanent · Roseville
LULULEMON
Assistant Manager, Operations | Cherry Creek Mall (1 Year Contract)
Permanent · Denver
LULULEMON
Assistant Manager, Operations | Bellevue Square
Permanent · Bellevue
LULULEMON
Assistant Manager, Operations (Hyde Park)
Permanent · Chicago
OLD NAVY
Assistant Manager, Customer Operations - Airport Square
Permanent · North Wales
OLD NAVY
Assistant Manager, Customer Operations - Monroe Mktplace
Permanent · Selinsgrove
OLD NAVY
Asset Protection Coordinator - Florida West
Permanent · Estero
OLD NAVY
Assistant General Manager, Merchandising - Jefferson Mall
Permanent · Louisville
OLD NAVY
Assistant General Manager, Merchandising - Willowbrook-Houston
Permanent · Houston
OLD NAVY
Assistant Manager, Customer Operations - Oshkosh
Permanent · Oshkosh
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Ridgewood Court
Permanent · Jackson
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Monroe Marketplace
Permanent · Selinsgrove
OLD NAVY
Asset Protection Coordinator - Portland
Permanent · Beaverton
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Tikahtnu Commons
Permanent · Anchorage
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Watertown
Permanent · Watertown
By
AFP
Published
Oct 3, 2011
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Miyake's fashion flowers bloom bright

By
AFP
Published
Oct 3, 2011

PARIS, Oct 2, 2011 (AFP) - Flower buds curled tight, unfurling frail petals to the tinkle of glass chimes: Issey Miyake's new Japanese designer on Sunday unveiled a poetic spring-summer look based on the life of a flower.

Issey Miyake
Issey Miyake - SS 2012 / Photo: Pixel Formula

For his first collection for the Paris-based house, Yoshiyuki Miyamae sent out five groups of outfits -- entitled bud, stem, petal, blossom and bloom -- that each suggested a stage in the natural cycle.

Miyamae's chosen theme of growth and renewal was also intended as a message of hope to Japan following the trauma of March's earthquake.

Nude-coloured suits evoked a bud waiting to bloom, with deep pockets to hide hands away in, and jacket collars turned demurely up, under ornate head pieces that wrapped the hair entirely in fluffy yellow or pink.

Semi-transparent like a petal, flowing tops followed in pale single tones or later in patterns of yellow, blue and grey, above sporty leggings, with curvy cut out shapes and a stretchy strap hooked under the heel.

Petals were also suggested in ruffles and flounces, like on a sunflower yellow waistcoat worn over cropped pants.

As Miyake's flowers blossomed brighter, the palette shifted from daffodil and cornflower blue to bolder chocolate, orange and purple.

For the full bloom finale, sleeveless jumpsuits in shades of caramel had billowing capes that fluttered out behind as the models walked, fastened at the wrists and ankles, and worn under dramatic, sculpted headdresses.

In line with Miyake's original spirit, Miyamae said he paid close attention to fabrics, sourcing many of them in Japan, whether a high-tech triacetate-mix for the opener suits, or a traditional Kyoto print.

Copyright © 2022 AFP. All rights reserved. All information displayed in this section (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the contents of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presses.