DEEP DIVE: A crowd gathered Thursday night in the Issey Miyake boutique in Paris just hours after the label’s men’s ready-to-wear show to celebrate the collection, which drew inspiration from images of deep-sea creatures.


Issey Miyake designer Yusuke Takahashi had seen them in the book, “The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss,” by Claire Nouvian, founder of the nonprofit organization Bloom Association.


Takahashi said he had found the work in a Tokyo bookstore and was taken by its images of strangely shaped creatures with vivid coloring.


“When I found the book, I could easily imagine the clothes,” said Takahashi, adding he also traveled to Palau island country to research the sea and tropical elements of his collection.


Images of the deep-sea creatures hanging in the Miyake boutique will be auctioned off in October with proceeds going to Bloom, whose mission is to put an end to the deep ocean’s destruction.

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus