Takuya Morikawa sought to emulate Mother Nature’s capacity for self-renewal and the creation of new life forms, creating parallels with the tailoring and fabric innovation the Issey Miyake alum has turned into something of a hallmark.
Exclusive hybrid fabrics that graduated — from linen to reflective nylon, from an abstract sea-shore print to a translucent fabric — allowed the designer to play with forms and propose appealing shape-shifting twists on classic silhouettes.
A suit jacket with a blurred floral print morphed into a cotton shirt toward the hem so it could be tucked into pants or shorts, a technique reprised in several looks. Jacquard lilies and embroidered cherry blossoms, worked tone-on-tone, enhanced the gentle, positive feel of the collection, while the sheen on many of the fabrics gave them the look of neo-eveningwear, without the stiffness and with sporty details. Elsewhere, the fabrics on jackets looked to be dip-dyed, morphing from navy to black or from beige to cream, their lapels adorned with 3D blossoms, in line with the natural theme.
Taakk Men's Spring 2022
As digital presentations become the new norm, Morikawa worked with video artist Nagisa Kodama on a documentary format that gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look into his inspiration, creative process and the manufacturing of his unique fabrics, something not possible on a real-life runway.
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