Issey Miyake Homme Plissé AW16 Capsule Collection features Japanese erotic art. Focusing on Shunga paintings by the likes of Harunobu, Utamaro and Hokusai.
Drawing inspirations from some of Japan’s most well-respected historical artists, Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé AW16 Haru Capsule incorporates a series of robes, jackets, pants, shirts, and a towel with spectacular examples of Shunga, the erotic paintings of Edo period Ukiyo-e artists.
Inspired by kimono and yukata designs, the pieces make use of erotic woodblock prints from the likes of Utamaro Kitagawa’s Poem of the Pillow and Suzuki Harunobu, as well as Hokusai and the Edo period painter and printmaker’s infamous The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife.
Featured above is imagery that is driven by a sense of humour and power of everyday eroticism that ordinary people of the time had in addition to their intelligent and urbane way of life. Combining research with comfort and functionality “Haru” delivers a wrinkle resistant, washable / quick drying garment that rediscovers and reworks traditional Japanese sartorial ideas and skills, through patterns and stylings.
Dubbed “Haru,” Miyake’s range of artfully decorated, flowing designs is due to hit retailers this November. For more info, head on over to the dedicated “Haru” web page.