By The Nation
Underscoring the Pleats Please Issey Miyake keywords, this Visual Series chose “rich, playful colours, and lightness”. Our keywords are expressed in diverse and playful images inspired to depict familiar objects and living creatures.
Forest, the theme for this year's series, began in June with ladybirds and butterflies appearing in dazzling colours. They were followed by beetles and mushrooms in August and owls and acorns in October.
"A forest is a place that nurtures life. Diverse plants and animals cohabit and interact among themselves, protecting the planetary environment as they do so. The forest is also full of surprise and mystery. You may come across plants of brilliant colours or discover a beautiful insect you didn’t know existed. There are so many creatures that we have yet to discover. The theme of a magical forest has inspired the image of a ladybird and a never-before-seen butterfly.
"If you imagine the city as a forest where different people and things come together, your perspective may shift a little. We invite you to wear Pleats Please creations and wonder if it awakens delightful sensations within you that may otherwise lie dormant, said Taku Satoh .