Miharayasuhiro was in line with his contemporaries at Paris Fashion Week with a collection that focused on tailoring and was significantly less aligned with rocker style then in his last collection (where he invited rock star Miyavi on to the catwalk to provide the soundtrack), which makes the fact that he was channeling early rockabilly and 50s biker into the majority of the collection all the more surprising. All in all it was a show whose eventual minimalist outcome was actually quite close to the original source inspiration, before the daddy-o shirts, leather riders and stadium jackets got ever more elaborate in time. There were hints of conventional tailoring dotted throughout which I thought was exemplified in the dress shoes with biker guard panels made from exotic leather, and at least for me, this inclusion of exotic leather and reptile prints was the only thing that felt like traditional Miharayasuhiro and grounded him back in his Tokyo street style roots.
At any rate, it was a very interesting collection that spliced 50s rock with tailoring and was all staged to a live painting by Inoue Jun who splattered the models with paint as he worked and whose work formed the key print of the season.
Here fake snake skin effect shorts meet a fantastic leather trimmed riders, finished with a leather wallet chain – a perfect example of the 50s rock with a twist that Miharaysuhiro is after this S/S 2013 season.
I love how the leather belt effect and leather collar sing out from within the tailoring, in both cases the leather is part of the construction and is definitely worth a second look.
The silhouette is kept modern courtesy of those wide and short shorts.
Great minimalist take on the classic cowboy shirt and perfectly paired with slim biker trousers.
The faux-layering effect achieved with this spliced stadium jacket and riders is sublime by my eye – but can I be boring and request one in black?
The deconstructed elements that wrought new lines and shapes out of classic garments are a real pleasure to take in and are a nice alternative to the master of the deconstructed perfecto – Juun J.
These kind of glam snake skin ensembles are more of what I might have expected from this brand, but seeing as Paris in general seemed to be revisiting men’s dress wear it is no surprise to see this guy following suit.
If you want to see more and past collections then I can direct you to the official homepage here, and if you want to shop the current one then there are a huge amount of stockists to choose from all around the world – a real rarity for a Japanese designer! There are still a couple more Japanese designers from Paris menswear who we are going to cover, but don’t worry we will be getting back to Tokyo very soon indeed.