Paris Fashion Week: Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 15
With models floating like coloured clouds along the runway in a show entitled 'windscape', the creative power of nature's most powerful element was explored by the artistic Japanese designer Issey Miyake for SS15.
Artist Ei Wada, a member of the Open Reel Ensemble, used helium balloons attached to the ends of magnetic tape, similar to those found in old-fashioned tape recorders – and created a fun sense of play as models strolled down the catwalk in multiple numbers.
The 'stream-stretch' used technology is developed by Issey Miyake. It's born from the tradition of pleats and A-POC, and is technically neither knitwear nor pleats – but starts with a single piece of cloth into which 'creases' have been incorporated in a fine detailed design process.
The results are fun and confident with truly beautiful silhouettes creating much fuss amongst the fashion crowd for the new season ahead.