HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE – Autumn Winter 2021 – PFW – text by Ivo Barraza Castaneda

Any man in the world will agree that the Issey Miyake Homme Plissé brand is responsible for the most chic garments a man can wear. It’s the absolute simplicity. The sense of practicality, the maturity of tailoring, all of these in pleated fabrics whose textures look like something super-human.

In fact, I will never forget my very first fashion week in Paris, when I used to go out to see fashion people walk on the street. I literally took a picture of a gentleman wearing a pleated costume from the brand, I figured out it came from the iconic Issey Miyake Homme Plissé brand and saved up to get my own pair of black pleated trousers.

The AW21 collection seems like a reflection about fundamentals. It’s really about those perfect pieces that distinguish the brand from anything else out there. The film presentation made me skip a heartbeat with the scenes of the pleating machines that are used to create the garments. Absolutely from the future, it makes you want to live in the future.

Ivo Barraza Castaneda

Hello, my name is Ivo. My three favorite things in life are: Thinking deeply about visual creation. I like having long discussions of ideas that might reinvent the course of history. And finally, spending time with the people I love. Since I was a child, I was always involved in some activity around plastic arts, music and literature. That’s how I learned to sew by hand at the age of five, which later led me to focus on my main professional media: Fashion Design.