Paris Fashion Week SS16: Issey Miyake

Paris Fashion Week SS16: Issey Miyake

Bright and bold

Text: Norman Tan

Yoshiyuki Miyamae shows us why its better to go bright or go home

The collection: Creative director Yoshiyuki Miyamae has a knack of infecting his collections with a contagious jubilance; unveiling a primary colour-blocked offering not dissimilar to the vibrant hues seen in June when Yusuke Takahashi, the menswear designer for Issey Miyake, showcased yellow birds against a rich azure sky for SS16. Clearly, there's something in the water.

Favourite look: Who said Asians can't pull off colour? Look 4, with its sleeveless collared top tucked into a pencil skirt, both deliciously decked out in exuberant shades of cyan and terracotta, is a prime example that our pale complexion is perfect for creative colour play. Also, we're loving the unravelled edges on the checkered cloth.

Something you might have missed: Those tassled earrings to match all those frayed hems, hats and handbags. Yes, even the handbags were given the fringe treatment.

Hair and makeup: Quirky and playful. Big, teased hair with sculptural peaks and bold, colourful eyeshadow painted whimsically on the outer tips of eyes and cheekbones. Not for the shy wallflower.

Try this now: Embracing orange strap platforms with everything and anything. Let your footwear lead the way and pair them courageously with colour-blocked ensembles and monochromatic looks alike. 

To see the full collection, click on the gallery below. 

For all our coverage of Paris Fashion Week SS16, click here