• Francesco Lo Iacono

ISSEY MIYAKE SS20

Updated: Feb 7


"If we trace back to the origin of clothing, there we would find a simple act of wrapping ourselves with a piece of cloth, perhaps an inclination to adorn our body. As we do so we feel a sense of joy that is primitive and instinctive".

And a sense of joy was felt indeed during the Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2020 fashion show, the first one designed by Satoshi Kondo and once again conceived as a beautiful artistic performance directed by Daniel Ezralow.

The show was one of a kind, rejecting the classic idea of the catwalk, it consisted of an art performance with models, dancers and skaters from different regions and generations, who, despite their differences, found themselves forming a circle, holding hands, to share a sense of joy.

Without a doubt, the best moment of the show was when some models wearing ochre and nude underwear stepped into the scene, and then some garments descended from the ceiling right above the models who dressed in front of our eyes, as part of a magic ritual.

Between both tradition and innovation, the first outing of Satoshi Kondo, was one of the breathtaking moments of Paris Fashion Week.

This sketch, created backstage, is part of my Paris Fashion Week SS20 live illustrated coverage for L'Officiel Italia.

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