Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Although often more explicitly referenced in street style as opposed to the runway, a return to the 90s is a trend that refuses to die. However, towards the latter end of Issey Miyake’s Fall 2013 collection, it became clear that the designer had made it his mission to rejuvenate the shellsuits of our youth, although this time they were given a distinctly futuristic feel – a gold lamé number was chosen to end the show, whereas other versions were (albeit slightly) more subtle. The silhouette had also been updated – jackets were longer, hoods exaggerated to give an extra-terrestrial feel, whereas colours were bold enough to make a true statement.

Much of the collection was more wearable, and although it’s arguable that the main influence was sportswear, the clothes also veered into the utilitarian; slim-fitting cargo trousers, chunky-soled boots and baggy harem trousers were amongst the best of the collection. For me, this collection is the perfect blend of wearable and daring and without a doubt one of the highlights of the week.

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