Fashion

Issey Miyake's New Knitwear Range Embodies the Seeds of Change

Inspired by the wild nature and beauty of plants.

By
5,450 Hypes

Issey Miyake's New Knitwear Range Embodies the Seeds of Change

Inspired by the wild nature and beauty of plants.

Issey Miyake‘s Fall/Winter 2022 collection takes inspiration from the wild nature of plants and the beauty of their forms.

Titled “RHIZOME,” the new collection boasts a range of seamless knitwear, inspired by the way that roots and stems grow freely in multiple directions. Each garment is knitted with woollen yarn, boasting a lightweight and airy finish — much like the plants it takes inspiration from. Offering multiple ways of wearing, the garments feature “root-like” pieces that can be wrapped around the wearer’s waist or neck.

Captured by London-based artist, photographer and filmmaker Marcus Tomlinson, the campaign, dubbed “Sow It and Let It Grow,” explores the journey of a seed, from germination to sprouting out of the earth. Referencing this growth, the collection features irregular silhouettes, vivid uses of color and a variety of textures.

“Rhizome, what a beautiful idea for a collection. When ISSEY MIYAKE approached me to do the campaign I was truly excited. I wanted to make a film that would enhance the garments through contemporary dancers. We developed a story that starts with the dancers joined together asleep. As the dancers awake and peel away, they run to the forest leaving a brightly coloured single Rhizome [represented by a female dancer]. She awakes, she’s alone! As the dancers perform in the forest the Rhizome in the field calls the others back, she needs the others to be a complete Rhizome,” explains Marcus Tomlinson in a press release.

Take a look at the campaign above.

While you’re here, check out the debut knitwear collection from emerging London label Octavia Banks.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Gets Festive With Special Holiday Collection
Fashion

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Gets Festive With Special Holiday Collection

The label’s signature functional range receives a playful seasonal treatment.
3,098 Hypes

Japanese Fashion Designer Issey Miyake Dies at Age 84
Fashion

Japanese Fashion Designer Issey Miyake Dies at Age 84

The designer died of liver cancer in a hospital in Tokyo.
1,701 Hypes

Stay Cozy in Drôle de Monsieur's New Knitwear Collection
Fashion

Stay Cozy in Drôle de Monsieur's New Knitwear Collection

Sweater vests galore.
764 Hypes


Loro Piana Wants You to Nestle into Knitwear with New “Cocooning” Collection
Fashion 

Loro Piana Wants You to Nestle into Knitwear with New “Cocooning” Collection

Comprising cashmere dresses, thigh-high socks and shorts.
1,613 Hypes


SKIMS Launches The Shapewear Shop
Fashion

SKIMS Launches The Shapewear Shop

A premium resource for all your shapewear needs.
57,433 Hypes

Dion Lee Offers Anonymity and Sensual Liberation in the Metaverse
Fashion

Dion Lee Offers Anonymity and Sensual Liberation in the Metaverse

A blue lace layered body to wear in Web3? Yes, please.
2,867 Hypes

adidas Terminates Partnership With Ye
Culture

adidas Terminates Partnership With Ye

It’s official.
6,237 Hypes

DedCool's Poop Drops: Your New "Spending the Night" Bag Essential
Sex & Dating

DedCool's Poop Drops: Your New "Spending the Night" Bag Essential

A quick fix for your h-e bag, releasing today.
4,211 Hypes

Dickies x Supreme Return With Collaboration for Fall 2022
Fashion

Dickies x Supreme Return With Collaboration for Fall 2022

Comprised of jackets, pants, beanies and more.
5,603 Hypes

Rita Ora Is Hosting This Year's MTV EMA Awards
Entertainment

Rita Ora Is Hosting This Year's MTV EMA Awards

Alongside writer, actor and husband Taika Waititi.
851 Hypes

Kim Petras Makes Trans History With No. 1 Hit on Billboard Hot 100
Music

Kim Petras Makes Trans History With No. 1 Hit on Billboard Hot 100

Becoming the first ever non-binary and openly trans artist to achieve the accolade.
1,247 Hypes

Employee Calls Out adidas For Silence Regarding Ye's Antisemitic Tweets
Culture

Employee Calls Out adidas For Silence Regarding Ye's Antisemitic Tweets

“Until adidas takes a stand, I will not stand with adidas,” says the brand’s Director of Trade Marketing.
3,056 Hypes

Dior Taps Robert Pattinson for Spring 2023 Menswear Campaign
Fashion

Dior Taps Robert Pattinson for Spring 2023 Menswear Campaign

Tailoring and sportswear showcased on Kim Jones’ runway last year.
5,252 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.