Paris Fashion Week Spring ’08. The Fifth Dimension. Issey Miyake is the Shape of What’s To Come

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October 3, 2007 • Paris Fashion Week Spring '08

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The dimension and volume of Miyake’s spring ’08 is incomparable. Every crease, line and curve of his dresses evidence a kind of care and interest in execution that sometimes gets lost in the shadow of a “concept” collection. Oddly, those are the ensembles that don’t work here– the fitigue-style outfits, T-shirts with slogans and overall ensemble don’t stand up to what comes before and after. And Miyake’s reliance on an abundance of material also takes the prize for the well-considered. Light, plaiable and clearly designed for spring they make more sense than some of the visually stimulating but oppressively warm gowns from Yamamoto and others.  Fresh as the summer rain, and perhaps designed for it too.– Amy Ko, Senior Editor

Photos: Elle.com

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