Hailing from Japan, Miharayasuhiro presents an edgy Spring collection. Mixing and matching separates with a splatter of playful dresses, the collection is cohesive and wearable. Boldly dabbling with print - this seasons big trend, stripes and articulate tailoring, Mihara Yasuhiro’s designs are lively.Mihara, originally a footwear designer, is known for his avant-garde aesthetic. After successfully collaborating with Puma and an acclaimed Menswear line under his belt, Mr. Yasuhiro is still able to dominate the catwalk with innovative designs. Small twists on wearable classics with unexpected nuances, makes the eponymously named label, Miharayashurio, an established sartorial force.
Misharayashurio’s SS11 ‘Black Iris III’ collection takes heed from Georgia O’Keefe. Renowned for her Feminist paintings of foliage, O’Keefe’s blossoming buds are striking. Poignant and empowered they are simultaneously still-life and abstract. Miharayashurio inspired by O’Keefe’s natural florae dappled blooming prints over tailored pieces evoke strength and fragility.Using O’Keefe’s personal style as a reference point, the collection features a denim smock dress with draped cowl-neck back, washed rolled denim jeans, frayed jersey tops and dresses, giving the collection an artistic legitimacy. The look was simultaneously modern and reverential.
Masculine tailoring, military aesthetic and work wear dominate the collection. The structured pieces are complemented by soft jersey tees, lace leggings, short shorts and a-symmetric pull overs. Jaquered floral prints and camouflage add a nice twist. As does the mix of heavy and sheer fabrics.Particular faves are the trench-coat dress, draped safari jackets and on-trend maxi-skirts. Miharayashurio complements the collection with a selection of shoes and bags. (Love the bags!) Taking inspiration from traditional Japanese footwear, the wooden heals are contrasted to the stiletto moccasins and healed loafers and Celine esque towering wooden wedges. The white, open-toed lace up booties are a strong look: chic and wearable. The bags are a reinterpretation of classic shapes. Leather and fabric combined, Birkens, shoulder bags and military shapes have unexpected flaps of fabric and twists of fastenings are exciting and original.
The Spring Summer look is a combination of soft and feminine with androgyny, or you could just say it’s a continuation of Miaharayashurio’s signature look.