TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. Grabs the Sketchbook for SS23
Filled with colorful 2D sketch designs.
Whether it be deconstructed outerwear, drastically oversized knitwear or dystopic tailoring, Takahiro Miyashita’s TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. is keen on providing forward-thinking anti-fashion. Earlier this year, his FW22 Billy Preston-inspired “The Era” collection played with balloon shapes all while interrogating the way we dress. Now, Miyashita is changing his approach yet again with his new collection for the Spring/Summer 2023 season.
This time, the Japanese designer took collection sketches quite literally. The first eight looks featured white knee-length dresses with multicolored sketchbook designs. Looks included a canary yellow dress with a matching overcoat, a black dress with lace detailing, a floral button-down dress and more. Regardless of the style, each look aptly conveys sketchbook illustrations with pencil, crayon and oil pastel strokes.
Beyond the 2D visualizations, the collection set forth sweatsuits with elongated calf-length hoodies, restructured outerwear, technical skirts with multi-zipper detailing, reversed blazers and more. Offering a pervasive look at standard silhouettes remains a mainstay of Miyashita’s design focus as garments came to life in sectioned, oversized and backward constructions.
Take a look at the collection in the gallery above.
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