PARIS (AP) - Issey Miyake's new menswear designer Yusuke Takahashi describes his spring-summer 2014 display as "amazement for things, shapes, color and motions."

PARIS (AP) Issey Miyake's new menswear designer Yusuke Takahashi describes his spring-summer 2014 display as "amazement for things, shapes, color and motions."

Thursday's collection in Paris saw checks, bright cobalts, ultramarines, yellows, greens, pinks and reds burst onto the catwalk dominating the shape of the loose silhouettes. But the musings with pattern and color are common territory for the famed French-Japanese house.

If there was any "amazement" to be found in this 35-piece show it was more in the designer's revamp of old school hippie tie-dye styles.

Issey Miyake is a house always at the fore in state-of-the-art fabric technologies.

Here, alongside the traditional twist dyeing that was applied to bleaching, Takahashi used a "batik" technique from Java, where layers of anti-dying glue are printed on cloth that's dyed. The result is a complex and unique pattern.

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