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PARĪLIO

A Luxury Oasis on a Cycladic Island Without the Crowds

DOUBLE DOUBLE

Luxury & Culture Merge At This Contemporary Concept Store in Brisbane Central

BEHIND THE SCENES OF ISSEY MIYAKE AW20/21

Backstage At Designer Satoshi Kondo's 'Making Speaking, Speaking Making'

Hill of the Buddha

Tadao Ando's Lavender-Lined Entrance to the Monumental Structure

LABRUM DESIGNS NATIONAL SPORTS UNIFORM FOR SIERRA LEONE

The Official Kits are for all 16 Disciplines, including the 2020 Olympics

Beauty Innovation 2020

Tokyo-based Design Studio we+ Combine Light, Wind & Shadow For Their Latest Window Installation

KAGIZEN YOSHIFUSA

Kyoto's Traditional Sweet Shop in the Heart of the Renowned Geisha District

THE CALILE

Sustainable In Design; Refined Contemporary Luxury At Brisbane's Most Impressive Urban Resort

SEX MATTER

Legendary Japanese Artist Hajime Sorayama's Latest, Unrestrained, Sci-Fi Erotica

MARUHIRO

Architect Yusuke Seki's Store Interior of 25,000 Discarded Ceramics Continues It's Intended Legacy

DOUG WHEELER

Pioneer Of Light and Space Installations Creates His Latest Work At 81 Years Of Age

YEEZY SEASON 8

Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week Runway Show, Presented at Espace Niemeyer

KWANGHO LEE

The Seoul-based Designer Reimagining Ordinary Materials To Create The Extraordinary

MONA (Museum of Old And New Art)

A Pivotal and Radical Art Museum Situated in Tasmania

Belmond Andean Explorer

Panoramic Views & Impeccable Service on a Journey Through the Andes

CHEF KITAK LEE

On What It Takes To Make A Memorable Dining Experience

BEHIND THE SCENES OF ISSEY MIYAKE AW20/21

Backstage At Designer Satoshi Kondo's 'Making Speaking, Speaking Making'

July, 2020
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Making Speaking, Speaking Making.

The cryptic yet almost ironically definitive title for designer Satoshi Kondo‘s Autumn-Winter 20/21 collection for ISSEY MIYAKE began with a bang.

As models emerged from a stencil cut-out paper screen, their vivid black and white silhouettes as A-POC garments presented a contrast to the sea of journalists and guests, patiently watching the cinematic course of events that amalgamate to form an ISSEY MIYAKE presentation. Directed and led by the esteemed choreographer Daniel Ezralow, the show expressed the connectivity of the collection’s knitted garments shown through hand-held models walking side by side, to those who danced and floated, expressing the diverse flexibility of voluminous forms.

For the 36-year-old Kondo, the recently-appointed head designer for the renowned Japanese fashion house, he presents a sense of the new guard with youthfulness and depth. Kondo succeeded in referencing the house’s unabashed expression of colour – expressive and modern – with intricate textile techniques in recognisably loose, yet bold, forms. As a large yet cohesive show, the collection presented small worlds within worlds – featuring seven differing collection styles. From origami-folded bodysuits to conjoined knitwear, each garment presented a surprise for the eyes. Kondo’s inspiration was led by, “the fun and joy of making things with your own hands – remembering the vibrancy of colour, the rhythm of making, with our five senses like sounds resonating through the body.”

The finale ended joyful and uplifting, channelling hope and the positivity of the human spirit. As Kondo, in an emerald green buttoned up cotton shirt, took a speedy bow – his collection presented a reminder of the power of joyful expression through clothes, particularly important for the world today.

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July, 2020