The Clothes: Every season, I wonder where Issey Miyake has gone on holiday–the brand seems embarked on an endless beachbum summer, from South Africa to South America, filled with DIY playtime. This collection seemed to reflect a country filled with obscure road signs and colorful ponchos. The house’s trademark work with stripes and pleats was infused with a graphic, sunny palette and soft effortless draping.
Tomboy daywear silhouettes were composed of ankle-revealing, wide leg trousers and oversized linen marinières. Daydresses oscillated between baggy, straight-cut robes and sheer cocktail numbers with a ruched waist. As for nighttime, sleeveless blazers (or is it a chunky shirt? The mind boggles) came with a flared hemline and a matching, knee-length skirt. The flat, deconstructed Jesus sandals contributed to the androgynous feel of the show.
The Hair and Makeup: Messy ponytails and wiry head pieces that looked like low-fi halos. The eyes popped with silver eyeliner on the upper lid.
The Vibe: The large mirrored walls of the Grand Palais brought an experimental, perfomance-esque vibe to the show. Pourquoi pas? Plus, smiling models!
Celeb We’d Like to See Wearing It: Kate Hudson