Mihara Yasuhiro spliced together fabrics and references from previous collections — a meditation on the memory of Bryan McMahon, the British fashion editor who styled his collections and died late last year.
That translated into items like a pair of trousers that were jeans in the front and black cargo pants in the back, or a coat that was a composite of a blouson, a denim shirt and a khaki parka. Textiles included a specially developed double-layered jacquard with a plain upper layer distressed to reveal a paisley motif underneath.
Paisley — a favorite of McMahon’s — was a recurring theme throughout. It was juxtaposed with leopard on varsity-style sweaters and shorts, with the two patterns merging on an abstract animal print.
Though it nodded to the past, the collection felt fresh and inventive.