A journey through texture...
For A/W Miyake presented a riotous and playful sketchbook of ideas. First down the runway came a swathe of models draped in colourful and clashing knitted stips, a very loose and free-form look. This was completely contrasted by a set of structural jackets with decorative piping, before the collection suddenly broke free of any constraints and became an experimental platform for textural combinations and voluminous proportions.
Padded puffa material was unexpectedly used as scarves and dresses, skinny leggings peeped from below billowing skirts and coats, fur met pleats, and spikes poked through softness. Layering was a must for Miyake, even if only so he could get every single one of his ideas onto the catwalk. In Miyake's world, AW is set to be very eclectic... and very warm!
Posted by Sarah Barnes