Playing with Pleats

fashion July 12, 2017 12:42

By The Nation

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Famous Japanese fashion brand “Pleats Please” came up with an interesting phrase to introduce its autumn and winter collection 2017 – “Kakukaku, sarasara, gachagacha, guruguru…”



The press release goes on to explain that images these words conjure up different impressions in the mind of each individual and that the richly expressive world of Japanese onomatopoeia, the interesting play of words and the airiness of Pleats Please, all combine and echo in this collection.

“Watery Stripe” presents fresh striped pattern is achieved by Itajime dyeing, a traditional Japanese technique. The refreshing colours are perfect for summer.

“Beans” is the print inspired by plump, rounded shapes of beans. The shapes are expressed not only by the print but also by the use of side pleating.

“Liquid Stripe” is the hand-drawn pattern of dripping stripes. A subtly shorter but voluminous silhouette offers a light feel.

“Guru-Guru” features a large graphic pattern inspired by spirals found in the world of nature such as seashells, flowers and plants. 

“Goro-Goro” expresses the sound of “rumbling” with black-and-white prints while “Gucha-Gucha” expresses “cluttering” also in black and white prints.

Pleats Please Issey Miyake autumn winter 2017 collection is now available at Siam Discovery, EmQuartier and Central Chidlom.