For the past few seasons, Yusuke Takahashi has been sprinkling photo prints into his collections for Issey Miyake Men. For spring, he made them the main event, turning the works of photographer Yoshinori Mizutani into wearable art.
The leafy gardens of the Musée du Quai Branly provided an ideal backdrop for outfits printed with brightly colored images of wild parakeets in the streets of Tokyo. Models wore sunglasses from Miyake’s upcoming collaboration with Japanese eyewear-maker Kaneko Optical, set to debut at Silmo Paris in September.
Photos of condensation drops or cool blue tiles proved an effective visual antidote to the sweltering temperatures in Paris. Takahashi came up with an even more radical solution: A shirt with deep slits carved under the arms for natural ventilation.