Mr. Miyake showcased his Fall/Winter 2020 collection alongside acrobats, trumpeters, and drummers.
On the heels of Marni’s Edgar Allen Poe-inspired trance-dance in Milan, Issey Miyake enters the next decade in true Roaring Twenties fashion with its Homme Plissé Fall/Winter 2020 collection titled “Jazz.” Mr. Miyake brought Carnivale flair to the Paris runway, where models were trumpeters, drummers, and cellists or dancing arm in arm, simultaneously retaining the unbridled joy of jazz while doing justice to its discipline.
Miyake played with the genre’s various aesthetic influences, from bohemian street performers to big-band formality. There were more understated offerings, including billowing neutral trenches and sporty geometric shell jackets. Colorfully printed Mackintosh jackets were stand-outs, and the models walked amongst jazz performers, decked out in various color-blocked sport coats and trousers. Acrobats moved effortlessly through rolling hoops in culottes layered with vests.
Miyake’s twists on the tuxedo included a crisp white dress shirt with a bowtie-esque collar, topped with a cardigan-style “jacket” and paired with a bucket hat and a checked pocket square—with a Clark Gable mustache.