“For the future that is healthy, bright and full of hope”, a fitting narrative for a positive outlook on things to come, whether it be in life or fashion. Assuming both, it comes as the closing statement to the lively Homme Plissé Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2021 video performance entitled, “Meet Your New Self”, which showcased the brand’s latest collection.
Designed from creative director Yusuki Kobayashi’s take on people discovering their new selves and looking forward to the future, while living life in transition - something which may have been challenging over the past year. It is an uplifting spin and vibrant approach on any artistry and output, with such mantra drip feeding its way into the latest offering from Homme Plissé Issey Miyake.
Incorporating a heavy use of colour and pastel palettes, the collection envisions an eloquent sense of hopefulness in a world currently shrouded in bleak mystery. A sort of “light at the end of the tunnel” moment from the Homme Plissé team, with the inclination for others to follow suit. The collection is an uplifted version of its former self, much like the thinking behind the campaign. New colours breath an aura of excitement and attractiveness to the already-revolutionary pleated signatures. Still a mainstay in each Homme Plissé collection, the Japanese fabricator’s revel in the trajectory of such technique, exploring new ideas and avenues.
Lightweight garments allow for freedom of movement, something which Koboyashi’s design has seemingly longed for - finding the perfect balance between comfort and elegance. With the inclusion of an eclectic mix of blazers and cardigans alongside shorts and hoodies, it is a testament to the brand’s versatility while drawing in on formal and casualwear intertwined.
The SS21 collection is an embracement of coloured design, simplistic silhouettes and effervescent patterns of Spring and Summer that run true to a visionary of ascendancy for the coming year, paving the way for a new era that awaits.
The latest collection of Homme Plissé Issey Miyake is available online now.