On Jan 22, Issey Miyake Men presented its 2015-16 A/W collection at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, France.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a Scottish architect, designer and artist, who marked his name in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, served as the inspiration of the collection. The famous Hill House chair he designed was introduced in the form of grid motifs. Oval motifs on suits and coats in futuristic styles of fabric spun with polyester and silk from Gunma prefecture suggested the Argyle chair. The silhouettes of the garments presented a neat balance of inventiveness and simplicity in order to bring out the beauty of the patterns.
Silk scarfs conceived from Mackintosh’s portraits and blanket styles inspired from Scottish tartan checks were presented; along with patterns of the late artist’s preferred roses on a velvet coat processed with pearlescent coating and photos of roses taken by photographer Satoshi Fujiwara printed on shirts. All in all, the show presented a polished blend of suits and formal wear.