• photography by SANDRA MYHRBERG
    hair & make up CATHERINE LEHTONEN /Art Official 
    model ISABELLE B / Elite Stockholm
     
    foundation MAC face and body
    lipstick MAC pink plaid
    paint MAKEUP FOREVER white
    body LA ROCHE-POSAY  lipikar gel-fluide
     

    Pierrot

    Photography by Sandra Myhrberg
    foundation MAC face and body
    concealer YSL touché eclat
    lipstick CHANEL rouge allure velvet 
    paint MAKEUP FOREVER flash color stick turquoise and white
    shadow MAKEUP STORE high-tech platina and marillo
    color MAKEUP FOREVER loose pigments fuschia and orange
  • photography by MICHEL WIDENIUS / Eyes
    stylist MEGHAN SCOTT
    make up MOA ENGSTRÖM
    hair KAROLINA DANIELSON
    model TILDA D / Stockholmsgruppen
    stylist's assistant DAHLIA KNÖÖS
     
    tights SNEAKY FOX
    shoes CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
     

    Pleats Please

    Written by Meghan Scott

    PLEATS PLEASE is the timeless and revolutionary brand of Issey Miyake that is continuously impressing the style savvy each season.  We had the opportunity to have a small Q&A with the design team.

    Have the construction methods remained consistent throughout the years? 

    PLEATS PLEASE’s pleated process has remained the same since its beginning in 1993.  Unlike normal pleated garments that are pleated before being stitched into shapes, PLEATS PLEASE’s pleats are applied after the fabric is cut and sewn.  This unique method of manufacturing makes the variety of shapes infinite and the pleats permanent.

    Are fashion trends important to each collection?

    The collections don't follow the fashion trends.  PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE was developed as a fashion product, suitable to everyday life, offering both comfort and beauty to the women who wear it.

    A large choice of colours, patterns and shapes combine with the lightness of fabric, make the clothes easy to wear for every kind of women, on any occasion.

    What is Pleats Pleases signature design that is prominent within each collection from the early 90's until now?

    The line is composed of around 15 basic shapes; long and short dresses, coats, cardigans, tank tops, regular collar tops, turtleneck tops, pants and skirts.  All decline in three basics colours; grey, navy and black.

    Each season, new colours appear in the collection, as well as new prints often created in collaboration with various artists, such as the very popular 1999 guest series collection by Cai Guo-Qiang.  At the beginning and due to the specificity of the PLEATS PLEASE process, the design of the clothes, especially the shoulders were very sharp. Since then the process has evolved to achieve softer and more feminine shapes.

    belt STYLIST’S OWN
    tights SNEAKY FOX
    boots CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
     
  • top & bracelet COS

    glass ball MATERIAL

    china jars MERCI PARIS
    glass boxes HAY
    glasses IITTALA
    glass lid HOUSE DOCTOR
    necklace & rings COS
    photography by SANNA LINDBERG
    stylist AMANDA RODRIGUEZ
    photographer's assistant DANA OZOLLAPA
    stylist's assistant NIKE REUTERSWÄRD

    The 6th element

    Photography by Sanna Lindberg by Michaela Widergren
    shoe FILIPPA K
    stone box BOLIA
    miniature chair VITRA
    stone ball  MATERIAL
     

    footstool JASPER MORRISON / VITRA

    vase LES HÉRITIERS / BACKROOM STHLM

    candlestick SVENSK TENN

    sweater CARIN WESTER
    t-shirt COS
    top FRAME
    circle MATERIAL

    textile SÖDERS TYGER

    shoes NLY SHOES

    shirt, bag & earrings COS
    glass box IITTALA
    bracelet & ring ALL BLUES
    stone ball  MATERIAL
    grey stone box JONAS LINDHOLM
    coaster  TOMASINE GAHN / BACKROOM STHLM
     

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