Releasing his wildness from within, Miharayasuhiro’s new collection nodded to eighties North America, taking inspiration from David Lynch’s cult film ‘Wild at Heart’. With model’s suitable greased up, referencing Nicolas Cage’s Sailor Ripley character, Mihara’ paraded a pack of nonchalant youths kitted out in classic but reinterpreted Americana gear. Deconstructed biker jackets, over-sized and embossed t-shirts, shorts and shirts were realised with snakeskin motifs throughout – whether embossed or printed the slithering pattern emblazoned jackets, footwear and accessories. Mihara enlisted a palette of neutrals, yellow and red to drench his cool collection and again the designer utilised his expertise in layering and fusing traditional tailoring with modern fabrications and detailing to great effect.
As always Mihara’s clothes were beautifully constructed and inherently modern, performing a quiet individuality that defines Mihara’s exquisite craftsmanship. As with all Mihara’s presentations there are always elements of performance and this season Japanese artist Jun Inoue was enlisted to smear his graffiti calligraphy - that appeared gradually on the back wall of the catwalk. As the show reached its conclusion, the same brush marks appeared on the clothes – art in motion and a perfect end to Mihara’s uplifting collection.