Issey Miyake Men Autumn Winter 2018 – In the whirlwind of urban life

Issey Miyake Men Autumn/Winter 2018 collection is here. It’s fair to say that we at Nippon Couture are loving it. Debuted in Paris in January 2018, the season’s theme is “In the whirlwind of urban life”. It takes inspiration from the “richness of urban life sensations”. Unconventional combinations are mixed with layers of colour and fabric. The look is, as we’ve come to expect from recent Issey Miyake collections, fairly youthful, but there’s definitely some refinement there too. There’s an elegance created by the careful use of super technical fabrics and masterful colour matching. Blacks and greys are contrasted beautifully by blues, reds, yellows and greens, creating a “symphony of … Read moreIssey Miyake Men Autumn Winter 2018 – In the whirlwind of urban life

Issey Miyake Men Stores Worldwide

As we were in London last week, it would have been remiss not to visit the Issey Miayke store there. The London Issey Miyake flagship store is located in Mayfair, in a 1950s building that used to house a bank. The renovation was led by Tokujin Yoshioka, who was also responsible for the Issey Miyake Reality Lab. boutique in Tokyo. 10 Brook Street still retains a lot of the original features, exposed beams, walls, etc, contrasted with blue dyed aluminium features, creating a space “where history meets the future”. On display are a full range of Issey Miayke brands, including our favorite, Issey Miyake Men, which is situated downstairs. I … Read moreIssey Miyake Men Stores Worldwide

Sizing, Cuts and How We Measure

Different Dimensions Japanese people are on average a little bit smaller than your typical Westerner. Although this is an often-exaggerated cultural stereotype, there is some truth in it – try finding a pair of size 12 shoes in Japan! Therefore, as you might expect, clothing made for the Japanese domestic market tends to reflect this. The difference in average body shape between nations can be seen in this interesting graphic below. On the other hand, much Japanese high-end designer clothing is made with an eye towards the Western market. Furthermore, just to complicate matters, many of the top Japanese designers are renowned for experimentation with innovative cuts and over-sizing. All … Read moreSizing, Cuts and How We Measure