ISSEY MIYAKE presented pre-fall 2017 collection named Natural Phenomena, inspired by a bolt of lightning that cuts across the sky or a rainbow that peeks through the clouds.
The tie-dyed material created using traditional techniques was made to resemble a bolt of lightning. Each piece is sewn by craftsman, following the design. The bleeding of colors is created by degrees of dye penetration and is characteristics of this fabric. The Baked Stretch series, conceived from the image of a rainbow in the sky, uses seven-colored plates to express rich and rhythmical hues. The fabric shrinks and stretches each time the wearer moves, promoting waves of happiness to her and the people around her. Steam Stretch, with a dynamic form that creates a strong impact, employs double layered frame works, so the fabric is one-half the usual thickness. This light, soft textile produces outstanding colors, which is another of its characteristics. The yarn dyed series featuring a variety of stripes, is woven using the natural fibers of linen and wool, as well as polyester. The distinctive texture, with a rough, uneven surface, creates a simple yet modern image. Some items can be arranged in two different ways. – from Issey Miyake
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