INTRODUCING ISSEY MIYAKE RUNWAY
Idlewild team member, Nash, transports us to the Fashion Archives at the Cincinnati Art Museum in a recent blog highlighting japanese designer Issey Miyake
"When I arrived at the Cincinnati Art Museum, I was welcomed with a downpour of rain and an outside gloom that unconsciously soured my mood. I greeted my coworkers from Idlewild (a clothing boutique located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, and in my undoubtedly biased opinion, the best local resource for accessible high-end fashion) at the back security entrance, shaking our umbrellas out and tending to our respective nerves. The occasion was a private tour of the museum’s fashion archives and its extensive collection of pieces from Issey Miyake..."
"In the most recent fall collection, with some pieces available at Idlewild, Miyake’s brand looked towards the “integration of nature,” and the augmentation of its elements “through the technology, the idea, and the ingenuity,” as described by the house’s current designer, Satoshi Kondo. Several garments utilized the ancient technique of suminagashi, a method of dye-dropping where ink is dispersed onto a thin layer of water."