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

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

Issey Miyake Menswear Lines

Issey Miyake has been at the cutting edge of clothing design – or, making things, as he prefers to call it – for over 50 years. Miyake’s innovative designs are always future-looking, but beneath lies a foundation of traditional techniques (both Eastern and Western), along with a deep respect for the materials at use. Having studied haute couture in Paris in the 1960s, under the likes of Guy Laroche and Givenchy, Miyake returned to Japan in 1970 and founded Miyake Design Studio Inc. He presented his first collection in New York 1971, going on to debut his women’s main line (ISSEY MIYAKE) in Paris in 1973. He proceeded to launch … Read moreIssey Miyake Menswear Lines