Before the Issey Miyake show the London PR promised a big surprise or two and we were not disappointed, with models bursting onto the catwalk space on bikes and Mr Miyake himself watching the proceedings via Skype in the corner of the studio.
Many Miyake shows seem to be about symmetry. The lines of a deep V painted onto a pleated top, its folds delicate origami. The careful balance between black and white, punctuated with bold red and neon yellow. The Rorschach-like effect of traditional shibori.
A lot of the pieces had a sporty feel with funnel-necked jackets made of utility fabrics and fabulously swooshy, oversized ponchos. The finale comprised of garments made entirely from paper treated so they remain both waterproof and washable. Mr Miyake worked with the design team personally on this section.