Issey Miyake

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Pop Swatch, Apple Watch, Nike Air Max, Issey Miyake X Iitala

Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

Pop Swatch returns
While some watch brands work out how to solve the wearables conundrum, others do what they do best. Example: Swatch, who has just announced the return of the Pop Swatch. Last seen adorning fashionable wrists in the 1990s, these jumbo-sized chunky-faced watches will be coming to a Swatch store near you on 28th April. (more…)

On Carven, Issey Miyake and Paris show business

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Why have a show? That’s the 64 million dollar question that continues to circulate fashion week season after season. The answer is still elusive – is it an industry insider event or a public spectacle? – but I think if you’re going to have a show, make it a show. Make some element of it surprising, delightful, emotional, weird or thought provoking. It’s not like there isn’t a ton of options at your disposal. There’s the set, the music, the choreography. Or the casting, styling, make up…take your pick.

Carven’s Paris show was staged at the elegant Galerie Des Gobelins – a collection of youthful tailoring with collage-y placements and crystal embroidery that nodded to the art of Man Ray and Blumenfeld. (more…)

Quote of the day

“So I asked Issey to make me some of his black turtlenecks that I liked, and he made me like a hundred of them.”
Who knew Steve Jobs was BFFs with Issey Miyake? (via Gawker)