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Issey Miyake Womenswear S/S12

Abstract prints in light pastel shades and light and airy silhouettes took inspiration from the beauty of nature

Abstract prints in bright yellow, brilliant white and nude hues littered the runway at Issey Miyake. Layering of lightweight fabrications such as silks added interesting textured detailing to looks, creating movement as the models walked and drawing the viewers eye in. Precision cuts and expertly tailored jacket and trouser combos, softened by the use of light pastel colourings, opened the show. The designer followed with looser, softer silhouettes with chiffon tunics matched and layered over cut out leggings in deep purples and chocolate with hints of brighter pinks and oranges, representing a fun yet ladylike twist on luxe sportswear influences. Taking elements from nature was evident throughout, the floral inspiration could be seen in the chosen colours, softly draped layered looks, and most notably, in the beautiful petal-like headpieces the models wore.