Sunday, July 1, 2012

BEAUTY: Clothing--Miharayasuhiro

I've just added Mihara Yasuhiro--rather belatedly--to my radar, and I am glad I did. His SS '13 collection for Paris Fashion Week was inspired by the David Lynch film "Wild At Heart," specifically Nicholas Cage's greaser/biker character. But even if I did not know that, the texture of Marlon Brando in "The Wild Ones" or Teddy Boys or rockabilly cats is quite clear.

Then the show took an interesting turn. A 1980s paint-splattered look took to the stage but there is more art to it than meets the eye. Tim Blanks of reports from the show: "Mihara's shows always have the added benefit of introducing his audience in Paris to some inspiring new example of contemporary Japanese culture. Today's collaborator was the artist Jun Inoue, who was responsible for the ab-ex combination of graffiti and shodo, traditional Japanese calligraphy, that decorated outfits at the end of the show. He also furiously painted a backdrop that seeped and drizzled as the show went on. Jun customized the finale as well, so when the models made it onto the catwalk, they too were artfully splattered. When he took his bow with Mihara, he was drenched in sweat and paint, a salutary reminder that, as these heat-wave-riven men's fashion weeks draw to a close, genius is indeed one percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration."

1 comment:

Caroline said...

The paint-splattered jackets are gorgeous! Great find.