The picturesque beauty of Scotland’s Glencoe is a faraway juncture from any fashion house, runway or retail space. It is infact quite the opposite. Carved out from awe-inspiring deep valleys and towering mountain-tops that take you through the heart of an ancient volcano, it is the gateway to the highlands and the setting for SEVENSTORE’s Spring/Summer 21 Homme Plisse Issey Miyake editorial.
On the surface, Scotland and Japan are worlds apart – population is succinct with different ends of the spectrum and the cultures of both remain very much contrasted. But one common denominator meets within the middle, and that is the landscapes they occupy. Japan’s beauty falls with three quarters of the nation covered in forests, mountains and a whole host of volcanos. As for Scotland, it is very much made up of a vast desolate wilderness acting as a stronghold for lochs, beaches and munros. Bringing this impeccable backdrop into the main frame, Japan and Scotland combine when the eternal green plains of the Highlands meet the architectural construction of Homme Plisse Issey Miyake’s pleats.
Presented through an illustrated expression of dance, SEVENSTORE enlist Katie James – a Scottish Dancer, Movement Director and Yoga Teacher - to shine a light on the intricacies of Miyake’s signature pleating design. Katie’s career has allowed her to perform for small audiences, collaborate with artists of different disciplines and push the parameters of performance. Through her exclusive choreography and performance, Katie highlights the freedom of movement Homme Plisse Issey Miyake possesses, bringing the brand’s composition of form and function to the foreground.
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