Paris Jour 3 – Impeccable craftsmanship AW16/17

▽ Chalayan

Chalayan, the king of construction, has given us yet another perfectly crafted collection. The cuts are blowing me away, and the slouchiness of the garments gives it a casual feel without stripping it of its sexiness. The digital numbers on some outfits as well as the shapes of the outfits bring it all together to propel us into the future.

▽ Issey Miyake

Miyake sends models on the runway in optical illusions. It is very hard to look away from these garments. The colourful outfits remind me of the screens for the old night time prolonged intermissions on TV which makes the garments very cool. There is nothing simple about these outfits, but they just look effortless.

▽ Yohji Yamamoto

Yamamoto kept the silhouette straight, lean and light, almost monastic: coats were so weightless, they almost resembled dusters. There was a pervasive sensuality to the proceedings, though, conveyed via cuts that gave the impression of garments graphically falling apart. The collection climaxed in a crescendo of deconstruction, getting more complex as it unfolded. It was wonderfully poetic, if a bit repetitive” (, 2016).


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