Drawn to the structural brilliance of Luis Barragan’s design, combined with the colours of Cerith Wyn’s neon artwork, Misa Harada builds a collection mirroring the movement of light and colour throughout the day.
Rose-pink and golden yellow colours specific to Barragan’s angular designs that clamour attention form the base of Misa’s SS19 collection. With an emphasis on silhouettes, tulles, veils and crinoline, Misa meticulously reconstructs Barragan’s pops of colour into striking three-dimensional pieces.
Creating light in structure remains the elusive focus of Misa Harada’s work. Using Barragan’s colour pallet, full of sunset panoramas and the coffee-shaded raffia, hats appear in unique decadence.
Once piece stands completely constructed from veils, another showing a hand-woven twisted paper hood to create a delicate statement for the spring and summer season. Continuing a playful tradition replete with fine detailing, the collection sees a reversible cap in linen and liberty prints.
The goal for Misa Harada’s work always straddles the line between functionality and ornate elegance. With her new collection, she adds another dimension: structure and lines, yes, but also the interplay of light and motion to surprise and refocus the audience on the hidden detail of her creations. In her 20th year in the industry, Misa Harada shows a renewed focus on the particular, both in design and material with a spring/summer collection that lets the light in and gives new life to her timeless form.