PARIS, Jan 24, 2011/ FW/ — The Miharayasuhiro Autumn/Winter collection 2011-2012 takes inspiration from the Oscar Wilde, the 19th Century Irish writer and poet who is synonymous for his aestheticism, and decadent lifestyle.
Miharayasuhiro was inspired by Wilde’s ironic thought and humorous works, incorporating this into the collection through experimental techniques which encompass different stages between tension and mitigation.
This season, he tailored looks as though they have been made from cotton, but were actually created using jersey material. Blazers, waistcoats, and trousers were also seen in comfortable cotton jersey instead of traditional tweed. The outerwear pea coats and duffle coats have been beautifully produced in knitwear instead of the normal melton fabric, shown alongside Miharayasuhiro’s signature leather jackets.
Miharayasuhiro’s complex method of using jersey instead of woven material allowed him to form twisted and complex patterns on jackets and trousers, such as his ‘photo-jacquard.’ This technique was introduced into cable knit jackets, outerwear, and trousers, whilst vests and scarves were produced in the finest British wool.
Traditional lace-up shoes were inspired by 19th Century England Classic tang shoes gilded with gold finishing flake in a way which is reminiscent of Victorian statues. The inclusion of gold, references the inspiration of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Happy Prince’ on Miharaysuhiro.
Through Miharayasuhiro’s continual pushing of boundaries, he has cultivated his own techniques in fabric, material design and production.
Photos courtesy of Miharayasuhiro