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Issey Miyake Fall 2012 Runway Review

Issey Miyake has mastered many things, but if asked to single out one technique, it would unquestionably be pleats. This season, Yoshiyuki Miyamae, the ingenious designer now helming the brand, send out shrink-wrap pleated dresses created out of a new house textile called steam-stretch, which requires steam to achieve its intended shape. The new textile created pleating on sleeves, necklines, bodices, and more for both the long and short dresses. Pleats also made their way onto the runway via jersey, while a slew of puffer jacket and geometric print separates provided a texture counter-balance.