Dive into the sea and swim in silence.
Guided by the light above,
Letting yourself be lulled by the waves
To abandon oneself to the currents.
The body is immersed and free,
Mind sharp and elevated.
Down in the depths,
There is a world full of life,
Lively and beautiful.
See things that shine, expand,
they mix and bounce.
Enchanted as if it were the first time,
Swim and Swim, for a moment like this.
The ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING SUMMER 2022 A Voyage in Descent collection is inspired by a journey into the abyss that begins with a representation of silence and tranquility that first they feel in the water, continuing towards the growing sensation of making new discoveries at the bottom of the sea. This journey is the leitmotif of the design and creation of the collection, expressed through fluid and dynamic fabrics, and light and shiny materials.
Directed by Yuichi Kodama, the video stages a fascinating world around the theme of underwater exploration. With the pressure of the music towards an intense and penetrating atmosphere, various scenes they introduce expressing models that represent the qualities of fluidity and elegance before descending into deeper abysses. Down in the depths of the sea, through a mysterious dim and uncertain light, the wonders follow one after the other, until the highlight of the final scene.
The SILENCE series is characterized by a print obtained with the hikizome technique (freehand dyeing), made by the artisans of Kyoto. The prints are drawn onto the damp fabric with brushes and airbrushes, and continue to change until it dries as the dye continues to penetrate and move. The sheen of the fabric gives the idea of silence and adds a sparkling touch.
The CARVED series includes flowing curves with cut-out openings on both sides. The shapes that seem carved emphasize the waist. To obtain a glossy texture and an intense color, the cotton is woven with Washi paper and biodegradable lamé fibers. The garments of this series can be worn as suits or as single pieces.
The SWIMMING series includes prints inspired by waves and creatures of the abyss, made on a bright ryon fabric. Thanks to the dyeing technique called naki (drip), the colors penetrate inside the fibers, blending into each other, obtaining a faithful representation of the details created by the mix of four shades.
LINK RINGS is a completely hand-pleated series. Its construction combines round pieces of fabric to create fascinating new garments that can be folded along the lines of pleats to become very small. The way they open and develop, opening up one after the other suggests a growing pathos.
The FLUIDITY LOOP series is a new design characterized by the fluid movement of the fabric, obtained from a knitted fabric in the shape of a spiral. Its organic silhouette envelops the body and yes lends itself to be worn in many different ways. The texture of the surface is knitted with recycled polyester thread in two colors, so that the underlying color appears only with the movements of who wears it ..
SWIMMING HUE is the monochrome version of the SWIMMING series. Its smooth fabric enhances the lightness of the clothes. The lively palette of colors such as pink and yellow, referring to the world full of life that proliferates in the depths of the sea.
The WAVELET series uses a fabric obtained with a special thread that contracts during the dyeing process creating ripples. The silhouette is organic and asymmetrical, and light elasticity allows you to wear the garments easily. The fabric contains recycled polyester fibers.