The models in Yoshiyuki Miyamae's Fall 2013 show for Issey Miyake did something we haven't seen many models in Paris do: they smiled. But who wouldn't be happy wearing the brightly colored mix of checks that Miyamae proposed as an antidote to the dreary gray of Winter? The designer, seemingly inspired by the Scottish Highlands, fused tartan, houndstooth, and the Prince of Wales check that so many of his compatriots have used this season together, then blew them up into oversize prints and filtered them through a technicolor palette of bright blue, pink, orange, and green. Black and gray made appearances, notably in a fur coat and a check coat with black piping, but perhaps the most interesting pieces were the colorful trousers with bites of houndstooth hidden in the pleats.
Issey Miyake Fall 2013