The beauty of nature seemed to be main theme for the Issey Miyake Men Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which was presented at one of the most beautiful venues during PFW: Musee du quai Branly. Welcoming guests in what looked like a jungle, green was found literally everywhere, with long leafy plants and moss on the walls, and on the sides near the pathway towards the runway show.
For this Spring 2016, the Japanese designer Yusuke Takahashi, took the work of photographer Yoshinori Mizutani and transformed it into wearable art, featuring beautiful prints of tiny birds on oversized t-shirts, shirts, jackets and neck-chiefs. The colour palette was very minimal, with tones of blues, light blues and white as the primary colours of the collection.
Pops of magenta, and yellow were also found throughout the collection in the form of Jumpsuits, bandanas or revisited Kimonos, to break off the main focus around the colour blue.
On the accessory side, the sunglasses seen on the models, are an upcoming collaboration with the Japanese eyewear brand Kaneko and are set to launch in September.
The finale was really special, with the models walking around in circle (possibly to imitate birds?) and disappearing in two opposite direction. Just AWESOME!