Issey Miyake released an unpublished docu-film that shows the birth and evolution of the collection Homme Plissé Issey Miyake and shares a message of freedom, movement and comfort as new codes for men's clothing.
Opening with a scene from Flying Bodies, a video that captures the 2013 performance of the Aomori University Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics Team which marks the debut of the collection, the film then continues with the first presentation of the collection in Paris in January 2019 (Playground) and the second in June of the same year (A Walk in the Park). The film also includes backstage images never seen before capturing some crucial moments.
The effort of the show's artistic director, renowned choreographer Daniel Ezralow, of the young models and staff who all came together to best express the potential of Homme Plissé Issey Miyake through trial and error and a lot of pressure is well represented in the docu-film. Ezralow's guidelines are precise and fast, it is he himself who encourages the models as they jump, run and dance. Their apparent confusion turns out to be a tool used to describe the collection through the best possible physical expression and their passion culminates in an explosion of energy.
The film will remain online on its dedicated website until May 31, 2020.
By Alice Ierace