The Japanese brand famous for its Pleats Please line is always researching new ways of molding fabric. For the Issey Miyake Spring 2016 collection creative director Yoshiyuki Miyamae came up with a process of printing glue onto fabric and then baking it. As it expands under the high temperature, the glue fixes the pleat into the fabric.
The resulting garments were the ultimate in wearable Op Art. The multicolored waves on a blue sleeveless dress appeared to quiver under the runway spotlights, while a sculptural blue-and-white top and skirt produced patterns resembling the distortion on an old television screen.
The rest of the collection featured a tropical-themed lineup, which featured checked dresses with rustic fringes, color-blocked T-shirts and vests with cropped pants and raffialike knits.