Homme Plissé Issey Miyake Reveals “The Human Ensemble”
The wardrobe made for every human
Homme Plissé Issey Miyake just presented its Spring/Summer 2022 collection titled “Human Ensemble” virtually through a video. The collection is broken down into different series that use various techniques. The fine craftsmanship shown in this collection is visible from the very first look. The house’s design team produced a utilitarian and super functional wardrobe that can be worn by anyone, anywhere.
“Human Ensemble” takes inspiration from the body to interpret its movements, form, and structure in order to be in harmony with our bodies.
The cast of 30 men and women represented all different nationalities, ethnicities, body-shapes, from all walks of life. The house opted out of the common runway show we’re all used to seeing, instead they let the clothes speak for themselves. Director Kazunali Tajima is the genius behind the camera; as the models stood perfectly still, the shadows allowed the pleats take center stage.
The “Body Arch” series was made from recycled polyester and was produced in a spectrum of color with the specific intention of making it look like human skin tones. The tapered pant silhouette seen throughout the collection was created from a curved fold and straight pleat that gives it a 3D effect. The fully-recycled series, “Oblique”, uses pleats in a diagonal form which provides more structure to the usual flowiness we see from HPIM.
The “Body Movement” series features a jacket, long jacket, vest, and pants that have contoured printed curves over a background drawn with paint and sand to represent movement. In the other series, “Leno Stripe”, HPIM crafts a vertical stripe pattern made using the traditional “karamiori” technique, which as the brand explains, sees “two warp threads twisted around one weft thread, creating a net-like structure that breathes well.”
HPIM and Wakouwa created “Deck’n Court” shoes with white piping that splits up bold color blocking that compliments the outfits perfectly. Plus a new line of shirts that can serve as everyday basics to pair underneath jackets or to wear alone with the tapered pants.
Take a look at the rest of the collection video below and expect everything to arrive in-stores and online in the coming months.