Into the fold: this season, pleats look neat at our north London bolthole
The newspaper section of our March issue was shot at the Uphill House, designed by Robert Dye Architects. See more of the house here
Back in 1989, Issey Miyake began making revolutionary, lightweight, wrinkle-free pleated fabrics by feeding cut and sewn designs through a heat press. The innovative Japanese brand's fabric manipulations continue to inspire, forming a strong presence on this season's catwalks. At Jil Sander, the precise, narrow pleats of shirt-dresses were softened by voluminous cocoon sleeves, while at Loewe, Jonathan Anderson finished pleated dresses in sandy hues with shawl-fringed graphic ruffles, and Consuelo Castiglioni's final show for Marni updated chiton-like shapes with colour-blocked pastels and asymmetric sleeves. Meanwhile, celebrating its own wrinkle-free heritage, Issey Miyake's Yoshiyuki Miyamae created accordion-pleated jackets, cut and pasted to form sculpted concentric shapes.
As originally featured in the March 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*216)