Issey Miyake F/W 2012 Collection

At first glance you may be surprised that “kasane” (the Japanese word for to layer) was the inspiration behind the design team at Issey Miyake. The first few looks were even composed of one simple block color top and 3/4 cotton pants with nary a distraction. However, a deeper inspection reveals a more thoughtful approach. Just about all of the items in the collection have been constructed using different methods of layering from Arimatsu Shibori dip dying to the double layering of wool gauze using something we wish we owned: a punching machine!



Photographs by Eli Schmidt