Issey Miyake’s Practicality


January 22, 2016

by Gracia Ventus

El Nido

"Are you sure you want to wear that? We're riding a dirt bike on dirt roads."

"Of course. It's water resistant, AND I can move freely", then proceeded to show him a clumsy arabesque. Have faith in Issey Miyake. He knows his polyester.

And so the hardy Issey Miyake dress took on the journey across El Nido on a wet, windy day. The tarmac road ended fifteen minutes into the bike ride. Midway through we made a reckless decision to ride up a steep hill that promised a waterfall. Every once in a while I had to get off the bike to give it a push. No dice. We gave up when the rain fell harder otherwise we could have been on a slippery slope to Accidentville.

Then we saw this guy on the river.

El Nido

El Nido

El Nido

El Nido

The ride continued for a good hour, passing by lush green rice fields and sporadic settlements before we ended up on a quiet beach called Tapik. Ann Demeulemeester may rip. Rick Owens will not last. Comme des Garçons is too warm. But let this be proof of Issey Miyake's practicality in the midst of Mother Nature.

El Nido

El Nido
Wearing: Issey Miyake dress; Alexander Wang sneaker bag; Adidas sneakers

El Nido


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4 thoughts on “Issey Miyake’s Practicality

  • LBG

    by LBG on January 23, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Perfect and appropriate outfit. Style has no limits. An inspiring post!
    PS: great hairstyle.

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  • duckalicious

    by duckalicious on January 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I love it! just look at how the muddy water compliments the dress. ;) hi from Cambodia (where I’m roaming around carelessly in my no-name, all-black attires that I’m not afraid of being destroyed by local laundry service ;))

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    • Gracia Ventus

      by Gracia Ventus on January 25, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Have fun in Cambodia and enjoy the endless supply of tropical fresh fruits!

      Reply
  • feministfatal

    by feministfatal on January 25, 2016 at 7:03 am

    What is the point of beautiful clothes if they aren’t up for adventure? My boyfriend and I read all of your posts and were just talking last night about what a badass godess you are. I am about to link him this one with the caption “case in point.” Keep up the good work! :)

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