The contemporary lifestyle becomes more and more minimal and light, freeing us from the constraints, allowing us to “Feel the Wind”. ISSEY MIYAKE MEN pays tribute to the feeling of freedom and energy that the wind gives us. Different methods of dyeing and weaving, craftsmanship combined with technology give life to warm yet airy clothes for agile individuals. Wind and speed are the invisible motifs of this collection, expressed through different techniques.
Diagonal yellow graphic cutting edges crossing the wind are made on a linen lyocell fabric using the traditional batik technique. Powerful fringe cuts applied to linear models are reminiscent of stormy winds. After the double weaving, the wool is narrowed down to create a warm but wild weave. The abstract and dynamic image of the wind in the stern is obtained with a jacquard texture. After vigorously washing the wool, polyester and lyocell fabric, only the wool part shrinks to create a soft, warm texture. Colour-transfer graphics inspired by the whirlwinds of air develop progressively from the hem. This fabric uses a hollow polyester fiber that makes it lightweight, despite the over silhouette, and water-repellent. The edge motif expresses speed through the traditional Ikat technique. The thick-edged silk wool series is made using the kumigasuri method, a specific type of Ikat. The cotton-lyocell shirt and trousers are obtained by mixing Ikat with a discharge printing technique, while the wool trousers and jacket are densely woven using an Ikat thread to create the border.
The pattern of lines representing the traces of light is obtained with the tweed.