Instantly recognisable by the iconic pleated material, Pleats Please Issey Miyake is known for creating unique clothes that stand-out with interesting shapes and bright colours. With an assortment of tops, dresses and trousers in a multitude of patterns, we’ve put together a style guide on four different ways you can wear the latest collection from Pleats Please Issey Miyake.
There’s no fashion label that’s more distinguishable by its material than [Pleats Please Issey Miyake]( First established by legendary Japanese designer, Issey Miyake, in 1993, the brand is renowned worldwide for its innovative take on form and function, designing all clothes out of pure polyester fabric. Characterised by zig-zag style pleats, the brand embodies elegant style with unique shapes and textures that instantly elevate any look. The [brand's latest collection]( sees its pleated design celebrated across [dresses](, [coats]( [tops]( everything from [bright pinks and reds]( to [dark blue and black]( Blending together function and style, each design is versatile enough to pair with existing clothes in your wardrobe. In celebration of the new collection, we've put together a style guide showing you four different ways you can wear [Pleats Please Issey Miyake]( Due to the durability and light texture of the fabric, each design requires no ironing and can be washed and dried in minutes. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips on how to best care for the unique material: 1. Machine wash clothes on 30 degrees and under, or alternatively wash by hand 2. Make sure to dry clothes in a well-ventilated area away from sunlight, and to not use a tumble dryer. 3. When storing your clothes, roll instead of fold to keep the design in place.
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Keep it neutral

If you're new to Pleats Please Issey Miyake, a great way to incorporate it into your wardrobe is to pick a neutral shade as it matches with everything. The pleated details add interest to this top, while the beige colour subtly accentuates the volume. Simply, style it with white trousers and carry a pastel clutch for a simple, daytime look.

Candace wears Pleats Please Issey Miyake top, £335; MAX&Co. trousers, £135; Gianni Chiarini clutch, £70; Shourouk earrings, £295 (available at Bond Street)

Colourful knitwear

Who doesn’t the love the feeling of putting on a soft, comfortable jumper? A great look for transitional weather, bring a classic crewneck knit into the spring season by pairing it with a pleated midi skirt. Contrasting the sharp lines with soft fabrics draws attention to the textures of the design. Complete the look with a beret-style hat for an elegant finish.

Candace wears Pleats Please Issey Miyake skirt, £410 and beret, £180 (available at Bond Street); Sportmax jumper, £420 (available at Bond Street)

Tone down bright prints

Arguably the easiest way to wear prints, balance a bright pattern with a clothes in monochromatic colours. The perfect pairing, Pleats Please Issey Miyake has a variety of tops and jackets that match with anything in your wardrobe. The pleated texture adds some oomph to the simple silhouette and styling it with statement trousers allows you to wear them out to all occasions.

Candace wears Pleats Please Issey Miyake jacket, £495; REDValentino trousers, £535; Alighieri earrings, £265 (available at Bond Street); Helene Berman hat, £125 (available at Brent Cross & Bond Street)

Lady in red

We all know the impact colour can create in an outfit and this dress is an instant statement. Vibrant and striking, this style sees the brand’s iconic pleated design across a bright red shade with a swirled pattern. Cut for a simple, voluminous shape, this is the perfect outfit to wear to stand-out from the crowd. Plus, to add a bit of drama to the look, layer a skirt underneath the dress for even more volume.

Candace wears Pleats Please Issey Miyake dress, £555 and skirt, £595; Lele Sadoughi earrings, £195 (available at Bond Street)

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**Photographer** Rama Lee; **Model** Candace Kohl from MOT models; **Make-up** [Charlotte Tilbury](