Unveiled digitally during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, the new Homme Plissé Issey Miyake Fall/Winter 2021 collection, titled Never Change, Ever Change, puts a modern spin on classic styles, integrating the presence of technology that defines our current age with the brand’s commitment to authentic design and production.
From founding designer Issey Miyake’s first collection launch in 1971 to Satoshi Kondo’s creative direction now, the brand has sought to break boundaries—between East and West, body and fabric, and beauty and functionality. The Never Change, Ever Change collection embodies just that, crossing cultures and traditions to refabricate the way modern society and style is represented in fashion. From solid pleats to African-inspired basket prints, the collection pushes the boundaries of contemporary cut and style.
The design is in the details—garments with patterns crafted to make a lively impression as they move, standard designs with pleated front details, pseudo double sleeves, chambray shoes—in an understated color palette that is at once simple, subtle, and stylish.
Along with the Never Change, Ever Change collection, the brand premiered a video directed by Kyotaro Hayashi and choreographed by Ryo Noguchi and Makiko Izu. The two-part video conveys the brand’s mission to create clothing that is unwaveringly committed to style and design and reflective of our ever-changing lifestyles. Both parts of the video open with the process of pleating a garment, going back to the brand’s basics—Issey Miyake’s unique garment pleating technique was launched in 1988, eventually becoming a brand of its own. Then, models in monochrome outfits march through the space before gradually picking up pace in the second part, revealing an array of monochrome looks.