If there's one thing (but really, there are a lot) to love about ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, it's the revolutionary garment-pleating technique. Every pleated piece is completely sewn and finished before being topped off with the signature pleating, adding volume and structure with a calculated precision.
A pleated ISSEY MIYAKE MEN piece is instantly recognisable. The fact that the brand is identified by a technique instead of a particular design flourish, is pretty amazing in itself. And the best thing is, the pleats almost never go away.
New to the brand is the WRINKLE KNIT series—a further extension of ISSEY MIYAKE MEN's signature. Available in 10 vibrant colours, the WRINKLE KNIT series features a line-up of sweaters, cardigans and trousers that are crafted using the same garment-pleating technique—for that distinctive three-dimensional look—but added with a few improvements.
Here are three reasons why the WRINKLE KNIT series is one to keep an eye out on.
Put it on and call it a day
First things first, there's no need to steam/iron/wrinkle-release spray any of the pieces. As the name suggests, the WRINKLE KNIT series is pretty much designed to be wrinkle-resistant. The purposefully done pleats are so distinct anyway, that any small wrinkle (should they even happen) are barely noticeable. These are clothes you literally can just wear and leave the house without any prep.
Perfect for the tropics
Think of the WRINKLE KNIT series as those sporty, Dri-Fit clothes but the fashion equivalent. Made out of lightweight polyester, the WRINKLE KNIT series doesn't add unnecessary bulk or traps heat. Add to the fact that the pieces are also stretchy (read: very forgiving after a heavy lunch), you could probably run in them, sweat a little and the fabric will quickly dry off.
No need to be precious
They're washable. If you're sick of investing in pieces that you have to take extra care by dry-cleaning them, there's no need to do that with a WRINKLE KNIT. Wash, dry it flat and that's it.
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN's WRINKLE KNIT series is now available at ISSEY MIYAKE Hilton Hotel Singapore.