Inspired by exotic resorts, Yusuke Takahashi's latest collection for Issey Miyake Men takes us on a tropical expedition. Experimenting with unusual fabrics such as abaca, pineapple and kibira (linen), the young Japanese designer created flawless looks for future rendezvous in Saint-Tropez, Maldives or the Amazon rainforest.
For this collection, Issey Miyake Men collaborated with BLOOM Association, an NGO dedicated to marine conservation. Funky images of deep-sea creatures were digitally reproduced on the textiles to raise awareness of the fascinating beauty of deep-sea fauna and the urgency to protect it.
Aside from the eye-catching prints from the collab, pop art images of bananas and pineapples, reminiscent to the works of Andy Warhol, were plastered on some of the pullovers, jackets, short pants and even on the bags. Also, Takahashi playfully mismatched fabrics to create lively ensembles with noticeable opposing textures and colors. The collection, in general, has a youthful appeal and sportswear vibe. It seems like Issey Miyake Men is reaching out to the younger generation offering wearable versatile day to evening looks with matching functional accessories.
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