MEMORIES OF ICELAND IN THE LATEST ISSEY MIYAKE SHOW
By Crash redaction
For spring/summer 2018, the story behind the Issey Miyake collection took place in the picturesque landscapes of Iceland, a place full of green mountains, waterfalls, volcanic rocks and magical glaciers. A collection celebrating the beauty of the Earth and its many treasures.
As always, emphasis is put on high-tech clothing and futuristic fabrics that create interesting volumes and generate movement. Here, Steam Stretch technique is used to produce a 3D effect where the base color of the fabric is only visible in the shadows of the folds. Thus, allowing prints to move with the body. The bags were also made that way, covered with feathers and with transparent plexiglas handles. An other interesting technique was the Baked Stretch, which consists of a special glue applied to fabric and baked with heat to create pleats. It was used on Icelandic landscape printed on simple dresses, tops and skirts. Feathers were inserted into certain pieces to create a fluffy aspect. “CUBE” was the last technique used on the show and amounted to sewing squares on the garment laid flat, which makes a three-dimensional form when worn on the model. A very high-tech look indeed!
Written by Alice Butterlin.