INSPIRATION: Entitled Rondo #2, the collection revisited the zigzag pattern first explored in autumn/winter 2007/8. Inspired by Escher's drawings, the concept was to show this simple pattern morph and take on new and evolved forms.
TOP LOOKS: A silk jacquard dogtooth check biker jacket was paired with a zigzag silhouette pair of trousers for a surprisingly chic - if eccentric - approach to daywear. Meanwhile the final dress, a blotched watercolour chiffon gown that cocooned the body with origami folds was at once dramatic and ethereal.
ACCESSORIES: Models stomped down the runway in mid-heel platformed ankle boots.
WHO WAS THERE: Suzy Menkes was front row, alongside a gaggle of other international fashion editors.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: After 17 years, this was the designer's final collection; and - perhaps unsurprisingly - the sum added up to Miyake "greatest hits", with plenty of pleats, quilting, kimono silhouettes, and origami cocooning. The show opened with what felt more like an art installation than a fashion show. A grand piano playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, while paper origami dresses were created and dressed on models before the audience's eyes. But the show gradually morphed into something else - wearable pieces of art. And it is this skill that has made Miyake's designs so influential over the past two decades.
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