Loved creative director Dai Fujiwara's work for Issey Miyake's SS'11 collection...the textures (using the house's signature micro pleats and fabric technology), the tailoring, draping, shapes, prints and colours:
Chitosan Abe focused on injecting luxury and volume into casual retail favourites like trenches, nautical tops, and cabled knits. There were blouse-y satin gussets set into the sides of caped and cropped trenches, and sleeveless flak jackets that zipped open to reveal the ends of a cashmere cardigan sewn inside. Flaring, pleated skirts came in one piece with a lacy slip. Elsewhere, Abe printed sailor stripes on a paisley cardigan with chiffon gussets that laced up the side in keeping with her nautical motif.
Tao Kurihara contained her poufy volumes in a longer and leaner silhouette for Ss'11: