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The Spring/Summer 2011 previews keep coming as well get a look into the upcoming collection from designer Mihara Yasuhiro, through his eponymous label MIHARAYASUHIRO. Telling a story through these looks, the Japanese designer was able to captivate with his take on the wild outdoors, keyed by his unique image transfer technique, seen on a couple of coat designs. Style.com‘s Tim Blanks breaks down the collection below.
They started with the vintage look of aged sweatshirts, cardigans with pulls, patched denims, trompe l’oeil shirts knotted around waists, and artfully constructed shorts. Jeweler Husam el Odeh covered a distressed sweatshirt with tiny pieces of domestic hardware like keys and bolts, turning them into fetish objects of a world left behind. Outerwear for our pilgrim’s trip into the wild impressively included fatigues in a camouflage pattern composed of flowers (Rei Kawakubo managed a similar illusion with her skulls yesterday). His return to society was anticipated by sophisticated pieces that looked printed but were actually woven, as in a coat with the image of a tree, using a technique that Yasuhiro himself invented. Then, with Paris twinkling in silhouette, came a parade of urban tailoring (though the pilgrim wore fringed suede boots with his suit, still a frontiersman at heart).