Blurring the line between fashion and performance, Issei Miyake’s Japanese home for Homme Pliss used a troupe of acrobats, dancing and seemingly dying, to contrast, for a spectacular Paris Fashion Week men’s show. was punished.
PARIS (AP) — Blurring the line between fashion and performance, Issei Miyake’s Japanese home for Homme Pliss used a troupe of acrobats who danced, opposite, for a spectacular Paris Fashion Week men’s show and sentenced to death.
Here are some of the highlights of Thursday’s spring-summer 2023 show in Paris.
Models inspired by flowers and vases mingle with the artists inside the newly renovated La Poste du Louvre for this unusual and sensitive display of fashion design through dance.
From a hidden ledge above the courtyard runway, a dance troupe suddenly stood mid-show to gasp from the audience. Dressed in pastel-colored, loosely pleated robes, the performers then climb down the stairs, making death-defying jumps, falls and falls. The performers were tossed into the air like missiles to be caught by the dancers in the courtyard. There was no safety net over the hard stone floor.
The show was directed by Rachid Ouramden of the Théâtre National de Chalot, with a group of acrobats, Compagnie XY.
In comparison, the fashion itself was soft. Gradual curves at the neck and midriff imitate the shape of a vase with a nice weight that produces a dynamic silhouette. A pleated tunic in pastel red was paired with a short jacket, which featured breast panels that resembled that of an Asian warrior. Elsewhere, a waistcoat in fiery dandelion sported studded pockets that flared up like an early flower.
Color-blocking was also a strong theme—with pastel purples with blush and raisin blacks on one look, and pastel yellows and midnight blues on the other. It was a strong return to the runway for Homme Pliss in Issey Miyake.
Rick Owens’ Ancient Egypt
American designer Rick Owens reached out to the ancient world for inspiration, returning from a stay in Egypt and a visit to the Temple of Edfu on the Nile.
A frequent philosopher, Owens said that his “personal concerns felt petty in the face of that kind of timelessness.” She has commented on the pandemic’s impact in recent seasons in fashion and beyond – and embraced the lockdown as a time of introspection.
Owens has always had an aesthetic riffing on the guise of ancient Egypt, with togas, drapes, and high priestess styles adorning her runways. But at Thursday’s show she turned the dial for a very personal take on a silhouette like this one.
“Lying in the dirt along the Valley of the Kings was an approach I loved,” he said.
Like the tall stone carvings on the ancient temple, the silhouettes were elongated by layering fabrics to let down the central part. The dark flared pants were so long that clothes were clinging to the stone stairs as models walked down the Palais de Tokyo venue. It created a funky surreal effect.
“Extreme shoulders” — voluminous and round — created this Egyptian priestly vibe, tailored by the American fashion master in silk chiffon, crisp cotton, and garish plaid.