MIHARA YASUHIRO aw 2013 Paris
Japanese Designer Mihara Yasuhiro flourished in the fashion world creating his first line of footwear 1994. After his greatly popular collaboration with Puma in 2001, he decided to extend his artistic threads, blossoming into a fashion designer. Yasuhiro’s expansive creativity led him to contrive his first menswear collection in June of 2004. Flash forward to present day, Paris Fashion Week, AW 2013 collection, where Yasuhiro morphed the modern man into a fresher, sexier, and more sophisticated James Bond. playing somber shades together, like the cards that were tossed around by 007 himself during his final poker match in Casino Royale.
His color palette was intermingled between ashy greys, blacks brought back, swarthy greens, and the occasional nudes, cerulean and geisha reds. Yasuhiro was able to capture man’s wild side, with tattoo-like patterned shirts and appliques. His collection captivated James Bond’s metaphorical representation of the complete package: power, masculinity, and elegance. Exemplified in his suits and peacoats, these ensembles were the highlights of the show; all similarity color-blocked using the somber shades depicted in Yasuhiro’s AW 13 palette.
The collection brandished a series of mock-cardigans, puffer, and bomber jackets (a secret-agent-off-duty, “slacked-off” sort of feel); he was able to bring a modern, more contemporary semblance to men’s suited apparel. Yasuhiro’s brilliant avant-garde approach to menswear brought a much-needed creative originality to the menswear collections though the runways of Paris Fashion week. fdm selects from MIHARA YASUHIRO aw 2013 Paris by Brigitte Segura, written by Julia Paulescu.