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