PARIS–On my way out of the show preceding Issey Miyake 's Fall 2011 Men's collection, I stopped some serious fashion editors and asked if I'd see them there? I would not. "He doesn't do it anymore," one told me. "He" being Miyake himself, the techno wizard who merged science and fashion to...

This collection, inspired by Hollywood musicals, recalled the styles of personalities like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Along with the aesthetic influence their style had on the garments, the lightheartedness and musicality of the films was captured in the bright colors and stripes, and...

It might also have been the overall paring down that was a compromise between his stricter collection from fall, and his previous more nomadic collections. Soft and easy, even in their tailoring, the jackets were mostly collarless and fitted only across the shoulder. An infusion of...

Issey Miyake 2012 Fall/Winter Collection The latest collection from legendary designer Issey Miyake finds color at the forefront. Unafraid to add a bit of lightheartedness to a normally subdued and morose color palette normally found in high-fashion, the result is something that seems...

un moment avec Lee Paris, France 'Sabbatical near the ocean' was the first thought I had as the models took the runway in Wooyoungmi's Spring Summer 2012 collection. Khakis rolled up away from jelly-soled sandals, a relaxed blazer over an acid yellow tee shirt, and sunglasses dangling from a...

un moment avec Lee Paris, France Technique is hugely important to the Issey Miyake philosophy. Their signature developments are a source of consistency and pride in the label. Not the least of which is the Issey Miyake pleat, which kicked off the Fall 2012 menswear show with a series of...

un moment avec Lee Paris, France More of a neighborhood gathering than a fashion show, AMI's spring collection was presented in the convivial spirit of an evening spent with friends. One friend in particular: Alexandre Mattiussi, the label's designer. The models sat along a row of benches in...

un moment avec Lee Paris, France John Lawrence Sullivan might not be the name of the designer, but it is certainly a name that gives insight into the label's design world. Arashi Yanagawa, a self-taught designer, retired from boxing to launch his menswear collection in 2007, naming it after...

While the performance was pleasant and a nice pace changer during a week of back to back runways, it was a misleading introduction to the collection. Citing references like Garry Cooper's necktie in High Noon and the paintings of Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca as the source of...

un moment avec Lee Paris, France Korean designer Songzio has a rather philosophical approach to his design process, and this season's effort to "portray a young poet's heart inspired by the spring breeze" provided plenty of fuel. While mixing western and eastern references, the somber...

 

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