Mihara’s AW17 show was undoubtedly inspired by cultures of different times and the possibly fashion holds through creativity. The collection challenged the view that the pursuit of simplicity is in fact complex. The garments on offer did not exude elaborate decoration or embellishment yet instead the search for subtle detail, silhouette and basic pieces that were elegantly classic.

Shown in an exposed brick setting, the models wore garments that followed the theme of tonal dressing. With an emphasis on outerwear, gradient shades of purple and dark maroon military coats were layered in a lightweight yet firm fabric. Structured battle jackets in black or green leather were detailed with simple zip hard wear and neutral coats in rust, cream and brown were belted with large buckles. The modern puffer was shown in crisp khaki and paired with over sized trousers and chunky leather shoes. Hooded pullovers in navy’s and greys and micro checked shirts presented an element of deconstructed tailoring that gave the collection that much sought after simplicity.

Words: Sarah Barnes