• photography by MICHEL WIDENIUS / Eyes
    stylist MEGHAN SCOTT
    make up MOA ENGSTRÖM
    model TILDA D / Stockholmsgruppen
    stylist's assistant DAHLIA KNÖÖS
    tights SNEAKY FOX

    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
  • NikeLab x Sacai

    Written by pari

    Don’t miss to check out Nike’s incredibly cool collaboration with Sacai and stop by their pop up boutique in Stockholm today 28th of June.
    Wetterling Gallery, Kungsträdgården 3


    Written by Dahlia Celestina

    Rankin has been working closely with Walter Cambell, creator of the concept and award winning creative director at TBWA, on this short film that automatically makes you sink into the innermost desires of the erotic imagination.

    Dropping the visual fantasies of what may seem to be an everyday life situation, this short film will keep you on your toes, feeding you evocative images that feature Coco de Mer lingerie.

    “X”’s intention is to capture their viewers into a new cutting edge type of conversation around desire; one that is liberated, progressive and accessible. The film also gives a total image about the empowerment of women.

    The hype around the film is already becoming clear to the public. The new showpiece will be premiered in London, Paris, New York and Milan in the next upcoming months, and has already been expressed as a masterpiece by the insiders of the industry.

    The whole concept and collaboration idea with Coco de Mer is that they want their audience to believe that the ultimate erotic experience of your life is yet to come. For them, sex is a very beautiful thing, so they create beautiful objects and experiences to celebrate the enjoyment of one another. And as a result, Rankin and Walter Cambell completely understood and embraced the brand, which turned into a further concept and an exciting collaboration.

    A fashion film is the best way to express the essence of people exploring the limits of their erotic minds. It’s all about heightening the people’s appetite for desire. You immerse yourself into the experience and then make your own personal discoveries during the process. Being able to work with such talented people like Rankin and Walter, as well as the rest of the team allowed them to truly reach what they were trying to portray as a collaborative journey.

    They wanted the main message of this fashion film to allow people to embrace the complexity of sexual pleasure and pave the way for more conversations around desire and eroticism. The next beautifully captivating moment is always waiting to happen.

    As Rankin has said, “I see “X” as an attempt to create an experience that relates directly back to the motivation of the brand itself. Using the direct relation between erotic fantasy and voyeurism, which has a rich tradition in the erotic world.”

    There is an obvious feeling of intrigue and mystery that goes around the film. It makes you feel like you’re watching something off a social media feed, but then is sped up as if it was on amphetamines.

    “X” would be described as blank space in way that is hard to categorize, which was why the title was chosen to be a single letter to make it uncomplicated. Taking something forbidden and making it feel simple.

    In one word, this collaboration experience would be described as inspiring. 

    See the video here and check out Coco De Mer here.