Among the key words of the PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE brand, this series has chosen “color, vivacity and lightness”. These are expressed in amusing images that portray subjects inspired by the flora and fauna of the earth.
The first series – “Happy Anniversary” – was born in 2013 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE. Since then, there have been many new images, inspired by various themes. In 2014, “Flowers”, with wonderful blooms; in 2015, “Animals”, particularly expressive portraits of different creatures; “Vitamin” in 2017, with fresh fruit and vegetables. Last year it was the turn of “Sea” that has represented the underwater world in vivid colors. This year it is the turn of “FOREST,” with ladybirds and butterflies of brilliant colors, cockroaches and mushrooms, acorns and owls.
“This year’s Visual Series PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE theme is” FOREST “. A forest is a place that feeds life. A great variety of plants and animals coexist and interact, protecting the environment and the planet. The forest is also an unexpected and mysterious place. One can encounter plants from bright colours; or discover wonderful insects that you didn’t even know existed. There are so many creatures that we still have to discover. The theme of a magical forest inspired the images of a ladybug and an unusual butterfly. If you imagine the city as a forest that brings together people and different things, our perspective can change a little. We invite you to wear PLEATS PLEASE garments and ask yourself if these awaken in you wonderful sensations that would otherwise remain dormant. “