A member of the new guard of Japanese designers currently carving their niche outside Nippon, Mihara Yasuhiro brings a fresh vision to the menswear circuit every season. AW13 explored the slick style and devil may care attitude of Chinpara (which means “punk” in Japan), while inspirations prior have ranged from 1950’s biker gangs to youth culture and the navy. Though disparate in theme, Yasuhiro’s collections are unmistakeable in the urban earthiness that ties each one together.
SS14 answered the call of nature, kicking off with embroidered peacock feathers on jackets and wings that hovered, cupid-like, across hips and thighs. Gold leafed hair carried the Adonis moment across the collection as vivid camo and feathered prints punctuated casual wear with a militaristic edge. The paper bag pants that have become somewhat of a signature made an appearance again, framed by two slim looks that highlighted this designer’s ability to push the wearable line just so.