HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE proves that pleats are not going away anytime soon with its Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Titled “A WORK OF ARC”, the new collection lends sculptural design notes to a range of pleated staples.
Inspired by the shape of a tent, the brand uses its adaptable frame as a design method for the new collection. Movement remains a focal point as tops, bottoms and coats bend and fold like a tent, giving way to three-dimensional exploration. By playing with new shapes, the collection presents the evolving reality of how basic garments can not only move but rest on the body. The dynamic intricacies of movement and form come to life in the collection video directed by Kyotaro Hayashi.
The collection consists of several series, each of which looks at a different aspect of tent construction. Inspired by the structure of a tent, the ARC series features a light gray top, rust-colored jacket and black pants with arched pleats and flowing design elements. Taking inspiration from the arch shape of a tarp, the BOW series features a three-dimensional two-piece loose set in seafoam yellow and other tops in ocean and forest colourways.
Next is the FLIP COAT in coral, olive green and chalk colors which can be transformed from a coat to a light jacket. For another outerwear offering, the FRAME COAT series features a quilted, matte-textured fabric construction in jade green and caramel brown. The MONTHLY COLOR SEPTEMBER series is a highlight of outerwear with a three-dimensional triangular shape that creates a voluminous silhouette.
Another standout offering from the collection is the LANTERN series which invokes the glowing light of a lantern that seeps through a tent. The series features multicolored prints in turquoise, rust, grey, muted yellow and black on cardigans, trousers and an eye-catching triangular coat. To complete the offer, the DECK’N COURT series of collaborative shoes between HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE and WAKOUWA. The low-top silhouettes come in crisp white and brown colourways with subtle piping details.
Check out the HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE FW22 “A WORK OF ARC” collection above, with the collection landing in stores and online in the coming months.
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