Issey Miyake Spring 2013
Yoshiyuki Miyamae's Spring 2013 show for Issey Miyake brought us something we haven't seen very much in Paris this week: models smiling. Whether their grins came from the brightly colored and patterned dresses they were wearing or the entertaining zigzag pattern Miyamae asked them to walk in remains unclear. What we do know is that this offering is among the most vibrant we've seen all week, combining loud blocks of color with diagonal stripes for an effect that even the most stalwart minimalists would find eye-catching. Buyers no doubt appreciated how Miyamae's use of color created different feelings: blue trousers with white tuxedo stripes looked very sportif, while the black and white pieces were plenty trendy and plenty sophisticated.