Mihara Yasuhiro explores the concept of youth in his inventive new Spring/Summer 2024 collection. The collection came to be as an answer to the question of influence and perception. The line hoped to emulate the feeling and experiences Yasuhiro has in his own childhood with LO-FI music.
The collection moves far beyond the bounds of conventional style with funky and unique denim ensembles. Acid is a main source of inspiration in this line, with the way it blends colors and forms. This concept takes shape in the color, texture, and form of these designs.
Specific techniques of dying and spraying the fabrics essentially blend the colors into a sort of washed-out look. The faded style is a classic method of Mihara Yasuhiro, and it is a brilliant representation of this Acid motif. The “Big Silhouette” is another key component of the collection. The outfits create an imposing figure- one that exhibits causal strength. When these elements are applied to the denim and military ware they create a rugged look, one much tougher than previous lines.
The accessories of this line come as a part of a collaboration with the Japanese transfer printing specialist brand, Talking About the Abstraction (TATA). Together the two have created an impressive array of purses including a magazine-style clutch, a cassette tape-style wallet, and a cassette player shoulder bag. The clutch bags each feature a unique number that represents a leading street-style magazine by the year they were published. Street (1985) and Fruits (1997), magazines that housed Shoichi Aoki as their editor-in-chief, were both honored in this edition. The bags are a perfect reflection of the artistry that goes into Japanese printmaking and marks these magazines as substantial influences in the maison’s designs.
In addition to the garments and accessories, the line also boasts a new sneaker model – the Charles. The shoe has been in development for a long time, reproduced countless times to ensure a sleek finish and an elegant fit.