Taipei in Style: Issey Miyake Fall/Winter 2010 Runway Show


I was ecstatic when my friend Tom  invited me to see Issey Miayke’s runway show on the weekend. Issey Miyake’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection was exclusively designed by Japanese fashion designer Dai Fujiwara, who was there on the night.

Issey Miyake’s runway show was presented at the Nangang World Trade Center as part of Taipei in Style. This three-day convention was organized by the Taiwan Textile Federation and was an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their fashion apparels and accessories to leading buyers from around the world. Visitors include fashion houses, designers, consultants, fashion professionals and the general public.

This season, Issey Miyake’s range mainly focused on vibrant colors, textures and movement. It was refreshing to see splashes of fuchsia, orange, purple and lime green for a Fall/Winter collection that is often dominated by darker hues.

Dai Fujiwara kept Issey Miyake’s usual profile of superb tailoring and structured details. However, he made the collection more vivacious and alluringly prêt-à-porter.

Compared to Issey Miyake’s last Fall/Winter collection, this one definitely had a lighter feel to it with a combination of drapery and layers.

I loved the tights that were featured in the show. The textured tights featured enticing prints and designs that were complementary to the clothes. The accessories were kept to a minimum and the makeup and hairstyles were sophisticated with a touch of cuteness.

Dai Fujiwara has been an exceptional Creative Director of Issey Miyake. His vision is not just about being fashion forward and trendy, but also pushing conventional methods of garment construction with with his A-POC philosophy. This philosophy has resulted in a more integrated design process, along with less fabric waste.

I thoroughly enjoyed Issey Miyake’s runway show that night and couldn’t help but look forward to the cooler months that much more.

Photos courtesy of Getty Images.

Carrie Kellenberger
Canadian expat Carrie Kellenberger has kept a home base with her husband in Asia since 2003. A prolific traveler, Carrie has funded her travels primarily as a writer, editor, travel blogger and photographer, but she has also worked as an educator, voice over artist, model and nightclub singer. She draws upon her 15+ years of travel experience to write about travel-related issues and the countries she has visited on her award-winning web site, My Several Worlds.

Her photography and travel articles have appeared in both print and online publications around the world, including Travel and Leisure Asia, Unearthing Asia and Hip Compass Escapes.
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