By Cyan Leigh Dacasin, Managing Editor
Maison Mihara Yasuhiro entered the Parisian runways with a poignant message in mind. Yasuhiro channelled a theme of “SELF CULTURE”. In describing this, the designer reflects on the current times with information becoming much easier to obtain globally. ” I’ ve turned to localise myself with my surroundings.” The designer was searching for was his memories of Tokyo in the 1990s.
It was at that point of time when Mihara Yasuhiro started his path within the industry. The unique Japanese fashion scene took on more of an American casual and military-style approach to clothing, with the help of the youth of Japan, this trend blossomed.
Taking inspiration from American and European trends, Mihara incorporated these aspects within his collections, with the addition of Mihara’s humour of deconstructing and reconstructing fabric in a different way. A new style has been titled “Modified”, which is a reinterpretation of several types of second-hand clothing that Mihara himself has been collecting for many years. The first collection of “brand new used clothes” by Mihara has about 25 styles including outerwear, shirts, tops, and pants.
This is a season that adds captivation and depth to the entire collection. Mihara Yasuhiro intended to put on a catwalk show where everyone could enjoy themselves. Asakusa retains the ambience of Tokyo’s historic townscape, and Mihara chose to stage a physical event to utilise the entire shopping market for the first time
This season, a new pattern has been introduced that is designed to exaggerate the tucked-in collar. With a characteristic oversized silhouette, we propose MA-1, denim jackets, trench coats, and vegan leather jackets in the AW22 menswear collection. For the womenswear collection, the design elements mirror the menswear counterpart, as they present leather riders, button-down blousons, trench coats, faux fur coats, and shirt dresses.