Thrift shopping in Japan Thrift Shop with Franco last time (Bettyinme ITSELF) yielded this brown wool felt shrug jacket. I know, i know, it's JPS again! What to do, aber?
Moving on, it's actually the kind of brown I don't like wearing but then it's Issey Miyake so I had to get it, non? (I'm label conscious, what can I say? LOL!)
I'm still convinced I don't look good in brown but the cool pattern and style of the jacket made me reconsider to wear it at least once. Then it will be dumped into my archive of stuff for references. The material of this piece is quite similar to a previous Issey Miyake find.
I think it's such an amazing shape and probably fashion forward during its release. I'm quite certain this piece was from the 80's and when it was still Issey Miyake designing for the brand. Quite interestingly, I met here in SR the former head PR for the US of Issey Miyake. He charmed us with stories about his time in Issey Miyake and the many Issey Miyake pieces he's got. He even promised to give moi some stuff which I won't refuse, of course. Hehehe!
The essential label to separate the pretenders to the throne. Issey Miyake was one of the 3 Japanese figurehead that rocked fashion in the 80's. The other two were Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto.
The tank I'm wearing underneath the shrug was a DP prototype for the collection I'm doing for Poetry. I hate wasting materials especially if it's a fabric I love so I gathered all the scraps from our cuttings and made it into this tank. The pants is DP, also.