Issey Miyake show puts Paris under the kaleidoscope

A bright, geometric Autumn/Winter 2015/16 collection from Japanese house Issey Miyake puts Paris fashion week under the kaleidoscope.

PARIS, FRANCE (MARCH 6, 2015) (REUTERS) – Issey Miyake put Paris fashion week under the kaleidoscope on Friday (March 6) with a geometric collection of bold multi-layered colours for Autumn/Winter 2015/16.

The Japanese house stuck to a loose silhouette using three dimensional fabrics to give the collection depth, with colours including purple, yellow and green shining out of the prismic patterns.

The show had a playful edge with the models unfurling tied-up skirts — giving a burst of colour as the hemlines dropped — and dancing on the runway to live music performed by Ei Wada.

Designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae said he was proud of the three-dimensional stretch fabric used in the collection.

“I wanted to show powerful colours,” he told Reuters TV.

“That skirt that you can fold on the body which when you open you can see the different colour so I wanted to contrast, I want to show that,” he said.

Fashion week continues until March 11 with major houses including Chanel, Valentino and Louis Vuitton still to show.